Sherry Seethaler, a great lover of science, teaches research communication and directs education initiatives at the University of California San Diego.  She was the Science Questions Answered columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune for more than seven years and published two anthologies of her columns: Curious Folks Ask 1&2.  Her other books are Lies, Damned Lies, and Science, which provides practical strategies to help people sort through science and health information, and Adventures of Sparky and Roo: The Cube, an illustrated children’s book inspired by life with her rescue dog. Her books have been translated into several languages. Her background is in the sciences, biochemistry and chemistry (B.Sc., University of Toronto) and neurobiology (M.S. and M.Phil., Yale University) and science education (Ph.D., UC Berkeley).