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the Founders

Koala fingerprints are so indistinguishable from human ones, they can easily be confused at a crime scene.
CAROLYN AYERS
Co-Founder
Carolyn is a statistician and science writer based in Atlanta, GA and New York City. She received her PhD in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution from Emory University, where she examined the effects of low-level pesticide exposure on the foraging behavior of bees. However, Carolyn’s love of fast-paced, adrenaline filled projects led her to become interested in the start-up world, where she became both the head writer and an AI scientist for Hanson Robotics, before co-founding Hello SciCom.
400 years ago, 16,000 people had sex to (eventually) make you. This ancestor orgy could fill the Barclays center arena.
SARAH ROSE SISKIND
Co-Founder
Sarah is a TV comedy writer based in New York City. She hosts a monthly live science comedy show on psychedelics and performs at comedy clubs around NYC. She met Carolyn as lead comedy writer at Hanson Robotics. Previously, she was a writer for Neil deGrasse Tyson's Emmy-nominated TV show, StarTalk, and has written comedy for UCB, Fox, CBS, and the White House Press Correspondents Dinner. She wrote her Harvard thesis on Comedy because what screams funny like 130 pages of MLA-formatted, academic text.

Meet the Team

There are more ways to arrange a deck of cards than there are atoms on Earth.
Tom Koff
Lead CREATIVE
Tom Koff contributes to The Onion, and was a writer and editor at Botnik Studios. He was a math major in college, and has been described as the “bad boy” of conversational design.
The European robin is way smaller (and cuter) than the American robin.
James Caven
CREATIVE
James is a recent transplant to New York City, originally from Richmond, Virginia. He's a graduate from Harvard, where he wrote comedy and did graphic design for The Harvard Lampoon, and was an intern at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In between cracking jokes, he wrote an undergraduate thesis on the evolutionary biology of plastic trait adaptation in plants.
Ash from the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 lowered global temperatures by 0.5 °C for two years.
Ella Gale
CREATIVE
Ella Gale is a writer and comedian in Los Angeles. She's a former environmental engineer whose comedy writing has been published in McSweeney's, Reductress, and the Hard Times. She's a Black List Feature Lab fellow, and her short horror/comedy film HELL GIG (funded by a grant from Hornitos tequila) debuted at the Fantasia Film Festival in 2022.
Canned foods were invented because Napoleon needed a better way to feed his troops while conquering Europe (Viva la Chef Boyardee!).
Andrew Moorehead
LEAD CREATIVE
Andrew is a writer and performer based in New York City. Andrew’s specialties include social media content, narrative storytelling and writing dialogue, having recently completed his MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU. Previously Andrew wrote comedic board games for celebrities.
If the 2014 version of Godzilla was real, it would produce 12.9 million gallons of urine per day.
Hebba Gouda
CREATIVE
Hebba graduated from Carleton College, with a degree in physics (her thesis was about the physics of Titanic and Up). She writes for the scientific game show podcast Two What's?! and a Wow!, and for the humorous lifestyle website Let's Eat Cake. She honed her comedy chops at Second City and research abilities while working at Pause with Sam Jay on HBO.

Our Advisors

Dolphins apparently use pufferfish to get high.
Dr. Sara K. Yeo
Science Advisor
Dr. Sara K. Yeo (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Utah. Her work on science and comedy has been published in Public Understanding of Science, among many other journals.  Dr. Yeo holds an M.S. in Oceanography (University of Hawai’i at Manoa) and her training in the life sciences has been invaluable to her research at the intersection of science, media, and society.