Ashley Hamer is a writer, podcaster, and the managing editor of Descript. She previously hosted the award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Discovery and her own personal show, Taboo Science. She’s also a former scriptwriter for the science YouTube channel SciShow. As a science communicator, Ashley has a passion for getting others excited about everything from physics and astronomy to psychology and exercise science to all the weird things plants can do. She has also served as a board member of Women Thinking Inc., a nonprofit devoted to promoting science to women and families. Ashley hails from the redwoods of Northern California and is also a professional saxophonist, a Boston-qualified marathon runner, and a cat person.