Arya is a scientist, designer, and marine invertebrate enthusiast finishing her final year at UC San Diego before she heads out to continue science writing, multimedia storytelling, and STEM engagement-ing in the non-college world. In recent years, she's been a science storyteller at the California Academy of Sciences, the Birch Aquarium, and Saltman Quarterly, and she's currently working on  a book about symbiotic relationships big and small.


When she's not editing articles or researching parasites, you can usually find her playing her violin, painting murals, or exploring local tide pools. Feel free to reach out to talk marine ecology, parasitology, museums/aquariums, and/or all things sci-comm.