Hope Henderson


I am bi and I am a science communicator.//


I’ve always been interested in biology and the natural world. After studying biology and health at Brown University, I went on to UC Berkeley, where I did research in genetics, genetic disease, and organelle communication, eventually receiving a PhD. Since 2019, I’ve been working in science communication, focusing on genetics, genomics, and genome editing. I’m passionate about translating scientific ideas into language that’s approachable and accessible to people with a wide range of education levels and life experiences, from kids to adults. I’ve also done work on DEI in STEM. Feminism and disability justice are long-standing interests that I integrate into my communications.

Off the clock, I love cooking, trying new restaurants, urban foraging, and literary writing.