What makes the CESTEMER community unique are all of the outstanding participants who boldly cross disciplinary lines in their work, while creating and sharing all of the fun that can be along the way. Here we highlight many of these individuals with the CESTEMER Speaker Spotlights Series, where we’ve asked presenters from CESTEMER 17 and CESTEMER 19 to answer a few questions about what excites them about our community and the intersection with their passions.
What drew you to become involved with CESTEMER?
I have long been a writer/performing artist that hangs out on the STEM playground. I love the swings of ecology and the slides of evolution. Especially fun are the teeter totters of quantum physics! I’ve written solo shows (“Physics of Love”, a comedy in which a woman uses the scientific history of the universe to try to find love and “The Chaos Theory of Now”, a dramedy that mashes up chaos and complexity theories with characters from today). I write short stories and plays about evolution in my podcast (https://jenniferjoyonline.com/podcasts). When I discovered Raquell Holmes and her work in STEM and improv, I had to meet her! She told me about CESTEMER, and I was excited to get involved with an organization that brings sciences and the humanities together.
What are you most excited about experiencing CESTEMER in June?
I am really looking forward to anything and everything improv!
What are some ways people can get connected to you and your work?