Key Facts
Self-proclaimed nerd
Science Comedy: Using humor to engage and educate
Interdisciplinary: trained at the interface of biology, physics and engineering
International: lived, studied and worked on both sides of the Atlantic

Valerie Bentivegna

PhD
Science & Medical Writer

Valerie Bentivegna holds a BSc in Bioengineering, a MSc in Nanotechnology, and a PhD in Life Sciences. While she has worked as a research scientist, she has also dabbled in science communication and education both professionally and in her extracurricular activities.

With her broad scientific background and experience working in startups, Valerie is perfectly equipped for her role as Science and Medical Writer. She enjoys diving deep into the science with an interdisciplinary lens, and translating complexity into informative and engaging messaging, often bringing in authenticity, personality and the occasional bit of humor.

Outside of writing, she enjoys working on various crafts and performing as a science comedian; she started “Geeky Comedy Seattle,” a space for nerdy creators to share their work through workshops, open mics, and variety shows.

Key Facts
Self-proclaimed nerd
Science Comedy: Using humor to engage and educate
Interdisciplinary: trained at the interface of biology, physics and engineering
International: lived, studied and worked on both sides of the Atlantic

Our Team

Sr Content Designer and Strategist
Erin Kendig
Project Manager of Science Storytelling
Julie Devi Coats
MS, CMI, CAPM
Science & Medical Writer
Valerie Bentivegna
PhD
Jr Developer
Henry Park
Designer, Brand + Interactive
Sofia Cababa Wood
Designer | Brand + Print
Matt Gray
SR Certified Medical Animator + Illustrator
Josh Bird
MS, CMI
SR Developer
Vern Briggs
Technical Project Manager / Front-end Developer
Jeremy Wilson
Lead Developer
Bryce Benson
Jr Designer, Brand + Interactive
Lindsey Jensen
Designer, Brand + Interactive
Rachel Simons
Medical Animator + Illustrator
Dani Bergey
MS
Designer | Presentation Specialist
Jenn Luft
Designer, Information Design
Maureen McLennon
SR Operations Manager
Yvonne Devereaux
SR Science & Medical Writer
Elizabeth Hjort
PhD
Associate Director of Design, User Experience
Jonathan Cook
M.Design
Medical Animator + Illustrator
Regina Milner
MS
Associate Director of Science Storytelling
Jared Travnicek
MA, CMI
Sr Designer, Brand + Interactive
Amanda Grage
Co-Founder, Chief Design Strategist
Kristine Johnson
MAMS
Lead Certified Medical Animator + Illustrator
Inessa Stanishevskaya
MScBMC, CMI
Co-Founder, Director of Science Storytelling
David Ehlert
MAMS, CMI, FAMI
Associate Director of Design
Chad P. Hall
M.Design
Sr Designer, Brand + Interactive
Karlie Grasle