Cara Santa Maria

Speaker Bio

Cara Santa Maria

Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, and podcaster.

Cara currently cohosts/coproduces the Saturday morning television show “FabLab” (Fox) and reports on local issues for “SoCal Connected” (KCET). She is a regular contributor to “TechKnow” (Al Jazeera America) and “Real Future” (Fusion). Cara also hosts a weekly science podcast called “Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria” and cohosts the “Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe” podcast.

Prior to her career in media, Cara taught biology and psychology courses in Texas and New York. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology.

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