Sophie is a contributing author of Uncharted: how scientists navigate health, research, and bias. She wrote a chapter about her experience living with non-diabetic hypoglycemia (NDH), a rare medical condition of low blood glucose in people without diabetes. She hopes that by sharing her personal story, patients like her will feel more validated and less alone. Uncharted is a book with multiple stories from scientists with disabilities around the world.
Reports, Blogs, and Articles
In this episode of Science Sucks, Sophie chats with host Ive Velikova about how she became a science writer. They also give a detailed guide on starting your career as a science writer, from finding a niche and writing regularly to finding a mentor. After graduate school, Sophie dreamed about becoming a science writer, so working as one today is a dream come true! Recently, she has been writing about brain and mental health during the life course. She is very interested in how trauma is passed through multiple generations. Listen to the episode here.
Invited Panels and Talks
Read more about Sophie’s work, from facilitating a breakout session about scientists as storytellers at Reclaiming STEM Workshop to speaking about loneliness at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center!
Sophie was invited to speak on a panel about mental health in academia at the inaugural Mental Health – INternationally Delivering Support (MINDS) Conference! The conference was hosted by University of Toronto graduate students in collaboration with Dragonfly Mental Health, a non-profit whose mission is to improve and strengthen mental health care and culture in academia worldwide!
In her interview with Seeking Science, Sophie talked about healthcare for the aging population, how to get into science communication, and inclusion in STEM. The interview was published in collaboration with with Medium. “Older adults are often cast aside and deemed not productive, which is a huge challenge in healthcare settings. There is also little interest in or respect for geriatrics in the U.S. despite the growing number of older adults. Older adults are a valuable resource and should be considered in every strategic decision making in healthcare.” Let’s end ageism!
Interviews and Profiles
Read more about Sophie’s work, from getting featured as a science communicator in Diversity In Action Magazine to talking about embracing failure in science as a Twitter curator for Science for Progress!