Scientist and Author, Science Underground
Ainissa Ramirez is a materials scientist and sought-after public speaker and science communicator. A Brown and Stanford graduate, she was a research scientist at Bell Labs and later an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Yale University. She has written for Time, Scientific American, the American Scientist, and Forbes, and makes regular appearances on PBS's SciTech Now. Ainissa Ramirez has authored three books, including the forthcoming title, "The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another" (MIT Press, April 2020).