About Me

Name: Anya Elaine Vostinar (Johnson)
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Alma Mater: Carleton College
PhD Institute: Michigan State University
Degree: Dual-PhD in Computer Science & Engineering and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior
Birthday: Feb. 22nd
Mission: Bring science to a wider audience by making it accessible to the general public and increasing STEM diversity of all under-represented groups.
Hobbies: reading and writing sci-fi and fantasy books, knitting, Pokemon Go, baking
Significant Other: Joe Vostinar, house spouse extraordinaire
Pets: Cache the wonder dog!
Plants: Many aloe vera (let me know if you want one), two orchids, one poinsettia, one begonia, always happy to add more to the collection if you need plant-sitting or plant-adoption
Favorite color: purple, silver, black
Favorite author/book: Whatever I'm currently reading. I used to say Brandon Sanderson or Anne McCaffrey, but I now love so many different authors for such different types of writing that I can't choose
Favorite food: chocolate (hint hint)
Favorite animal: dragon
No a real animal: tiger
Favorite virus: SfII
Favorite amoeba: Dictyostelium discoideum
Favorite bacteria: Vibrio harveyi
Hogwarts House: Slytherpuff
Pokemon Go Team: Mystic
Sleep habits: Night owl trying to live on a normal schedule

I can't think of anything else right now. See Blog for more random thoughts about everything.

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Anya Vostinar with mountains in background