Angela Andersen is part scientist, part philanthropist, and part entrepreneur. Her passion is to encourage growth - personal growth and scientific growth.
She is driven to improve scientific literacy and communication among scientists and non-scientists alike. Her strategy is to guide and encourage regular engagment in science at no cost. She approaches discoveries with curiosity, optimism, humor and hope - to overcome the obstacles and fears that keep us from trying something new. She wants everyone to feel comfortable discussing, scrutinizing and celebrating science.
Angela grew up in a small town in Ontario, Canada (Cobourg), received her PhD at the University of Toronto, was a postdoc at University of San Francisco California, a journal editor at Cell, a Research Associate at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and a grant writer at Recursion Pharmaceuticals. She co-founded Life Science Editors in 2015 and the charity the Life Science Editors Foundation in 2020.
Beyond pushing the limits of science, communication and people, Angela enjoys long-distance running and "ran" the Twisted Fork 64 km Ultramarathon in 2020, placing almost last. She also loves dogs, especially her dog Ozzie.