Join us for our October show in the Boston area to hear five true, personal stories about unmasking—from subverting expectations to confronting mortality in the unlikeliest of ways. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets now on sale at the link below!
Hosted by Ari Daniel and Katie Wu.
Ralph Bouquet is the Education and Outreach Manager for NOVA, the PBS science documentary series produced by WGBH in Boston. At NOVA, Ralph’s team supports science educators through the creation of free classroom resources and finds creative ways to engage new audiences for NOVA’s broadcast and digital productions through science communication events around the country. Before NOVA, Ralph taught high school biology and chemistry in Philadelphia and then spent some time in ed-tech at a Boston-based startup. Ralph received his B.A. from Harvard University, and studied secondary science methods and urban education while completing his M.Ed. at UPenn.
Rachel Gross has a special spot in her heart for animal sex stories. Most recently, she was the science editor of Smithsonian.com, where she edited everything from dinosaur bone discoveries to sexism in science. Before that, she was a correspondent for Slate Magazine, a blogger for the New York Times, and a researcher and writer for WIRED magazine. She’s thrilled to be in Boston this year studying reproductive science as part of an MIT Knight Science Journalism fellowship. When not talking about vaginas, she enjoys baking, rehabilitating squirrels, and making cookies shaped like vaginas and squirrels. You can follow her at @rachelegross.
Richard French is Chair of the Astronomy Department at Wellesley College and has been a science team member of NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn since its inception in 1990. He uses the Hubble Space Telescope and telescopes around the world to observe the rings and atmospheres of planets, and particularly enjoys introducing self-proclaimed “non-scientists” to the wonders of the Universe. He chose the life of an astronomer over that of an opera singer, but still loves music and the allied arts. Dick enjoys mountaineering, paddling, bicycling, photographing his travels around the world, and encouraging others to read “Moby Dick.”
Marina Watanabe is the recipient of many prestigious scientific accolades. Most notably, Recognition of Scientific Achievement in Ms. Ely's fourth grade science class and a Certificate of Participation in the Rancho del Rey Middle School Science Fair. More recently, Marina is a PhD student at Harvard University where she researches new combination therapies for HER2+ breast cancer. When not in the lab, Marina volunteers with HPREP and CURE to woo high school and college students into agreeing with her that biological research is amazing.
Aaron Wolfe is an award-winning storyteller and filmmaker. His stories have been featured on WGBH's Stories From The Stage, The Moth MainStage and RadioHour, RISK! and the StoryCollider Podcast. His films have appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance, and The New York Times. You can find out more at www.aaron-wolfe.com