Biology and Design student at UC San Diego focused on interdisciplinary approaches to research, graphics, and science communication.

Arya Natarajan is a General Biology and Cognitive Science (spec. Design and Interaction) student at the University of California, San Diego. She strives to explore applications of bridging science and art to create engaging and accessible educational media, whether through natural illustration, science publications, or exhibit design. 

Currently, she is an Exhibits Research Assistant at the Birch Aquarium in San Diego, California, where she works on conceptual framework, content curation, and exhibit design for upcoming installations. She is also the Executive Editor of Saltman Quarterly, UC San Diego’s undergraduate biology research journal. In her free time, she can be found painting, playing violin, or hosting a weekly radio show on KSDT.

Follow her adventures on her blog.