Who is SB?

SB is Stephanie Blaszczyk-Beasley. Storyteller. Science communicator. Scientist. Mother.

8 month old puppy, Silas, and I while making puppy dogs eyes at each other while I was on assignment for the MIlwaukee Journal Sentinel at the Wisconsin Humane Society (August 2019).

I’ve always enjoyed telling stories.

As an undergraduate student, I wanted to be an organic chemistry instructor. I was interested in teaching organic chemistry and telling a story, which was explaining how the main characters (nucleophiles and electrophiles) reacted to reach a conclusion (product).

As a graduate student researcher, I’m still telling stories, but in the form of peer-reviewed research articles. Since my reactions don’t always go as planned, the narrative is full of plot twists. The conclusion is often far from predictable, but that’s part of what makes science exciting!

Now venturing into science communication, I have found that there are many parallels between my role as a scientist and my role as a science writer. In each case, I ask probing questions, uncover the facts, and try to make sense of the story at hand.

I intend to dedicate my career to increasing the accuracy and reach of scientific information throughout the United States and beyond through formal publications, public demonstrations, and everyday conversations.