Hi, I’m Melissa Miller.
I’m a chemist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. I work in a chemistry lab at sea and onshore to analyze seawater and learn about climate change.
I am also a science writer and communicator working to help science and scientists be better understood.
Part of scientific training is to observe and report. As an avid user of popular media, I couldn’t help but apply that principle to the TV shows and movies that I watch.
Now, more than ever, it’s important that science and scientists be taken seriously. The way both are represented onscreen goes a long way towards shaping people’s opinions.
While maybe not as cinematic or dramatic as a few known characters racing the clock, it’s important to portray that time and effort go into scientific pursuits.
You can also check out my personal website http://melissatruth.com