Who’s Who on Skepchick
Rebecca leads a team of skeptical activists on the Skepchick Network, which includes Skepchick.org, Teen Skepchick, Swedish Skepchick, Esceptica, Queereka, and Mad Art Lab. She also co-hosts the weekly Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe radio show and podcast. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter: @rebeccawatson.
Bug_girl has a PhD in Entomology, and is a pointy-headed academic living in Connecticut. She is obsessed with insects, but otherwise perfectly normal. Really!
If you want to read more about bugs, check out her Bug Blog.
A B Kovacs is a event planner by day, building science festivals, charity walks and sometimes even plotting tours for George Hrab. Additionally, she is the Director of Døøm at Dark Øverlord Media, a publishing company she co-founded with skeptic and fiction author Scott Sigler. Prior to all this, A was a clinical researcher focused on “lifestyle” drugs to treat things-that-won’t-kill-you such as hayfever and erectile dysfunction. A is a rabid movie geek, Doctor Who fan, and science nerd. She volunteers in several women-forward and science-oriented organizations in San Diego where she lives.
The Elyse Anders drinking game is a simple one – drink once every time she says “Well, actually….” Fortunately, she provides the booze herself and has a mean drink repertoire, aspiring to create 300 unique cocktail recipes (like the pink peppercorn tangerine or chocolate encased Mexican fried ice cream martinis and the strawberry basil margarita). An aspiring skeptical superhero, her arch-nemeses are the Evil Dr. MedicalWoo and Tom Cruise. The only thing she fears more than spiders is her son uttering the words “Mom, meet my fiance, Suri.” Her skeptical weakness is that she believes people desperately want to watch hours of her 6 month old on YouTube.
Amanda is into biology and anthropology, especially when the two combine. She enjoys knitting and whiskey but doesn’t recommend mixing them. She can’t decide if conspiracy theorists or naturopaths should be first against the wall when the revolution comes.
Surly Amy is a 4th generation visual artist who resides in the heart of Hollywood, California. She runs a handmade art business called Surly-Ramics where she along with her husband, Surly Johnny create hand-formed and hand-painted ceramic jewelry. Their “Smart Jewelry” line has been seen on intelligent, sexy skeptics from Australia to Canada and back. Amy has worked professionally as a photographer, a graphic designer, a painter, an art gallery owner, a waitress, a dog groomer, a bar manager and an extra in television and film. As a long time resident of Hollywood she is quite familiar with the shenanigans and the woo that is pushed on the general population from behind the silver screen. She loves to add her creative skills to the fight against pseudoscience and attempts to expose the wacky misconceptions that run wild in tinseltown and throughout the world. When she’s not on Skepchick or galavanting around town with a camera you can find her on Twitter (@surlyamy), on Facebook or on Etsy.
Debbie Goddard works at the Center for Inquiry as director of outreach and director of African Americans for Humanism. She does the intro for the Point of Inquiry podcast, which she dreams of parlaying into a future career as a video game voice actor. Before working for CFI, she participated in Philadelphia-area freethought and skeptic groups and supported international campus groups as a student volunteer. Eleven years of Catholic school fostered her interest in secularism and atheism, while doing magic shows as a teenager sparked a fascination with the psychology of deception. Other interests include language and perception, LGBTQ issues, and Trivial Pursuit. You can find her on Twitter (@debgod) and Facebook.
Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. Her weaknesses include music, British science fiction, and Colin Firth. She also blogs at Citizen of the World and Sniping in the Gutters. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.
Heina spent her childhood as a practicing Muslim who never in her right mind would have believed that she would grow up to be an atheist feminist secular humanist, or, in other words, a Skepchick writer. She has been an active participant in atheist organizations and events in and around Orange County, CA since 2007. Her writing will be published in the forthcoming anthology Perverts of Color.
Jacqueline, a true Floridian, wandered up to the tundra of Athens, Georgia to receive her PhD in computational quantum chemistry. Returning to her roots, she is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in Tampa in the field of computational biochemistry investigating the wonders of penicillin-like drugs. When she is not slaving over the computer, her varied interests include international travel, Brazilian jiu jitsu, kickboxing, fancy food, (American) football, and Belgian quadrupels. Follow her on Twitter @jhargis9.
Mexicana de nacimiento y trotamundos por adopción, Daniela finalmente ha decidido dejar de ver los toros desde la barrera y hacer algo por avanzar la causa escéptica. Si no lo logra, le echará la culpa a alguien más. Actualmente vive en Madrid.
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Felicia Gilljam (@skepticbee on Twitter) is a perpetual biology student. When she’s not doing skeptic or humanisty stuff she keeps bees, plays computer games or reads webcomics.
Will is a cultural anthropologist interested in critical theory, science studies, sex and gender, politics, and popular culture. His skeptical interests include secular humanism, atheism and religious criticism, CAM, pseudoscience, and public perceptions and understandings of science.
Mary Brock is a scientist who works on drugs you’ve hopefully never heard of. She enjoys cooking to Blue Grass music, messing with her cats, and hosting the Boston Skeptics’ Book Club. She was born in the South but loves living in New England (despite the lack of chocolate chip pizza). Mary does not use Twitter and don’t even try to follow her, because she is always looking over her shoulder.
Adrienne J Davis
Adrienne Davis is a 40-something grandmother of two beautiful children. Mother of a wonderful son and his girlfriend. Wife of an amazing woman A former soldier and freelance reporter, she now works in the software industry while trying to decide what she wants her third act to be. She lives in Portland, OR, where she and the missus live with a bearded collie, three cats and a bearded dragon named after one of the witches from Discworld.
Melanie is a freelance editor and writer who just moved to a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband and two young kids. When not counting how often the words “pride,” “liberty,” and “freedom” are used in local business, road, and pet names, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and raising her two kids to be critical thinkers. She works with Teen Skepchick and is the events coordinator for Skepchick. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall.
Jamie is a data, stats and economics nerd who sometimes pretends she is a photographer. She’s also the official ninja (and VP) of Women Thinking, Inc. You can usually find her at skeptic events in Chicago or on Twitter or Flickr.
Kerry is a longtime skeptic and technology enthusiast in recovery from too many years spent working in enterprise software. She still believes in the power of technology to do good, when used judiciously.