Biology and Design student at UC San Diego interested in intersections between 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 content curation and development for upcoming installations. She is also a production editor for Saltman Quarterly, UC San Diego’s undergraduate biology research journal, and a research assistant in an aquatic ecology lab. In her free time, she can be found painting, playing violin, hosting a weekly radio show on KSDT, or working on Seatime, a podcast showcasing leading-edge marine research from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

Follow her adventures on her blog.