Sarah Elisabeth Olson is currently completing her undergraduate studies in microbiology at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. While studying through a community college, she worked at an independent bookstore curating their science and math sections and managing their social media. Sarah has been a travel fellow with both the National Association of Science Writers (2018) and the New York Academy of Sciences (2017). She holds awards from the NYAS and the California Internship and Work Experience Association for her work promoting inclusiveness in STEM. In the summer of 2018, she interned as a science communicator for Purdue University News Service writing press releases about science and research. Sarah is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and frequently writes about feminist issues. She is a top writer in Feminism on Medium and as well as an ex-Christian, frequently writing about the ways in which religion both constrains women and undermines science.
Sarah lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley with her fiancé, who is studying physics. She hopes to eventually attend a graduate program in science writing and communication, and plans to write popular science books of her own. Connect with Sarah on Twitter and Instagram.
Sarah recommends checking out these great resources and STEM-themed artists:
- Two Photon Art: science-themed pins and stickers
- Skype a Scientist: connecting scientists with classrooms
- Queer Chemistry: enamel pins celebrating LGBTQIA+ pride
- 500 Women Scientists: building small, inclusive communities to foster change
- Black Girls Code: programs to increase participation of women of color in tech
- Women You Should Know: editorial platform exploring struggles/triumphs of women
- #UniqueScientists: celebrating diversity in STEM by highlighting real scientists