Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is a materials scientist turned science evangelist, dedicated to sharing the joy of materials, science and creativity with students of all ages. You can find her work at Material Marvels. Before taking on the call to improve science understanding, she was an associate professor of mechanical engineering & materials science at Yale University, leading a research program in smart materials and nanomaterials. Prior to Yale, Ainissa worked at Bell Laboratories as a member of technical staff, where she developed a universal solder (a reactive metal that bonds to glass) for which she was awarded MIT's Technology Review TR100 award. She has published numerous scientific articles and has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, ESPN and Forbes.