Sarah Olson Michel

Sarah is a science and feminism writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Their work has been featured in Science Magazine, POPSUGAR, Women You Should Know, GEN, and elsewhere. They have appeared on radio shows such as NPR’s Science Friday and Australia Public Broadcasting’s Science Friction. You can read her latest writing on Medium.

Sarah is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and a recipient of their undergraduate science journalism fellowship in 2018. As a community college student, she received several awards for her science writing. Before transferring into Oregon State University to study microbiology and science journalism, Sarah spent a year working for an independent bookstore managing their science section while writing book reviews on Read More Science. Sarah is currently working in industry as an R&D lab technician doing quality control related to hard cider fermentation.

In addition to their work in microbiology and science writing, Sarah is passionate about helping neglected and abused horses find a second chance at life. She works at a barn where she is using positive reinforcement and science-based training on a young horse named Alula, whose journey you can follow on Instagram.

Sarah lives in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley with her spouse, a pair of adopted cats, and far too many books. You can connect with her on Twitter. The microscope logo was designed and illustrated by Alex Boersma.

“Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

Carl Sagan

Book Review Requests

I am accepting requests for book reviews on a limited basis. Nonfiction genres focused on science, nature, and technology only. Please reach out if you are interested in getting a book reviewed.



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