Elizabeth Ball is a writer specializing in both science and pop culture. In addition to the weekly recommendations newsletter Heart Eyes, her work has appeared in Amplify Science, Standard Deviants, Previously.tv, the Martinez News-Gazette, and more.

In previous lives, she has been a baker, a daycare teacher, a writer of industrial safety films, a newspaper reporter, a book-publishing goon, a development assistant for TV and film, an educational comedy writer, and a materials writer (slash international spy) for the U.S. Department of State. Today, she lives in Oakland, California, with her cat, Sherlock.