Jordan Gaines Lewis is an award-winning science writer, also working toward her Ph.D. in neuroscience. Jordan combines her passion for science communication, policy, and the brain on her blog Gaines, on Brains, which introduces neuroscience research to readers—minus all the heavy scientific jargon. 

Jordan is a columnist for The Conversation and Psychology Today magazine, and her writing has been featured in Scientific American, The Washington Post, The GuardianNBC, TED, and Slate, among others. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for ScienceSeeker, Associate Editor of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance, and founder/managing editor of the graduate student blog Lions Talk Science.

Jordan's dissertation research at Penn State College of Medicine focuses on risk factors for obesity and metabolic syndrome in adolescents, and how these risk factors are related to sleep quality and sleep-disordered breathing.

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. She also gave a TED talk in 2014 on why we perceive time flying faster as we age.

A Maryland native, Jordan currently lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and their kitten, Yoshi.

You can follow her on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+, and ResearchGate. Email her here. Or if you're more interested in Jordan's artsy side, visit her Etsy shop.