Yes, Princess Ojiaku is her real name and yes, her parents are awesome.
Princess is a freelance writer armed with a traditional education in neuroscience and policy, and an autodidactic education in music and culture. She completed a Master’s degree in Public Affairs because her Biology Master’s was lonely and needed some company.
Her scientific interests focus on how brains and emotions are affected across lifespans. Her writing focuses on science, policy, social issues, music, culture, and the intersections between. She has written about these areas for various publications, such as Scientific American, Popular Science, and Pacific Standard. She aims to make science less intimidating and more accessible. Writing about science allows her to share one of her favorite emotions — wondrous awe.
Her music comes from a similar love of the joy of expression. She sings and plays bass and guitar in rock and roll bands. One day she will learn to play the drums.
She grew up to the tune of dial-up and loves discovering new things both on and off the Internet. She lives, works, and loves in Chicago.