Speaking at TED@NYC 2014 (Ryan Lash/TED)
Jordan Gaines Lewis is an award-winning science communicator, also working toward her PhD in neuroscience. Jordan combines her passion for science communication and the brain on her blog Gaines, on Brains, which introduces neuroscience research to readers — minus all the heavy scientific jargon. 

Jordan is a science columnist for The Conversation and Psychology Today magazine, book contributor, and her writing has been featured in Scientific American, The Washington Post, The GuardianNBC, Popular Scienceand Slate, among others. 

She is also associate editor of the Journal of Science Policy & Governancea Society for Neuroscience Early Career Policy Ambassador, and former Editor-in-Chief of ScienceSeeker.

Jordan's dissertation research at Penn State College of Medicine examines mechanisms underlying the relationship between obesity and sleep apnea in adolescents.

Jordan was included on Pacific Standard Magazine's inaugural list of 30 Top Thinkers Under 30 and Business Insider's 22 Brilliant Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter.