Hello! I’m Hope Jahren.
I’m also a professor; you can learn more about on my lab’s website. In my copious spare time, I write. Mostly I try to be funny. When I try to be serious, it always turns out to be a strained and earnest tear-jerker. I try to publish all of it, and sometimes it works. I am the author of Lab Girl (2016), The Story Of More (2020), and a bunch of old posts from when this site started as a blog back in 2013.
I am on the internet mostly because I am trying to get noticed as a writer. There, isn’t raw female ambition refreshing? I also want to be a scientist, but wait, I already am. You can find me here on this site; when I’m feeling crabby I go on Twitter and snark, and when I’m feeling happy I put silly photos on Instagram and on Facebook. I do a lot of book giveaways, so if you give me a follow you’ll sooner or later get a chance to WIN a free book!
I look like this (or at least I did a couple of years ago):
And thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for reading. I’m trying hard to produce stuff that’s worth it. Which reminds me, I gotta get back to work.