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©2019 by Olivia Goldman

WRITING & SPEAKING

Due to my experience as a research scientist, I am a hard-worker and very detailed oriented. In addition, it is important to me to help make concepts in science accessible to whomever might be curious.

Writing experience:

  • I am interested in writing in a variety of topics, in particular to how they might pertain to the brain, science, technology, or the arts for either an academic or lay audience, or both. I very much enjoy figuring out ways to make challenging topics understandable and interesting.

  • As a writer and arts editor of a women-oriented student blog while I was an undergraduate, I have written articles and blogposts on current events, popular culture, social activism, arts, and personal experiences.

  • I have experience in screenwriting, and creative fiction and non-fiction. I am currently developing and co-directing a virtual reality screenplay that I wrote.

Editing experience:

  • I am an experienced editor and copyreader of scientific grants, manuscripts and articles in neuroscience as well as other disciplines.

  • I was Editor-in-Chief of a women-oriented student blog while I was an undergraduate, and have experience working with writers to produce quality content on a deadline.

  •  As a filmmaker, I have a great deal of experience in giving feedback on scripts and short stories, and on developing pitches, as well as the plot and dramaturgy of a story.

•   Editing and proof-reading admissions essays for undergraduate or graduate school programs for content, structure, and flow, as well as providing feedback and advice for coursework.

I am not currently working as a freelance writer and editor, however, may make exception. Feel free to contact me about potential projects, to see more writing samples, or if you'd like to know more about my ongoing projects. 

October 20, 2019 - At the End of the Day

I spoke with the hosts of At the End of the Day, a podcast for newly arrived immigrants about Científico Latino and our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, where we pair students currently applying to graduate school with career scientists.

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March 19, 2018 - Graduate Women in Science

I interviewed Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff on some of the obstacles of being a young scientist, particularly for women and underrepresented minorities. Dr. Villa-Komaroff is best known for cloning an insulin precursor into bacterial cells and was one of the first Mexican-American women to receive a doctorate in the sciences in the United States.

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Spring 2017 - DataScientists.org

I find articles relevant to a data scientist audience and concisely summarize them to be featured on DataScientists.org. Previous topics have included: the inscrutable nature of Deep Learning reasoning processes, applications of data science in psychotherapy, and the importance of qualitative data in producing insights.

March 19, 2019 - FuturismJournal.com

Artificial empathy is the new frontier for machines to create more meaningful relationships with its human users. To some, this may sound like a dystopian nightmare, but with a more intuitive, emotional role in our lives, it is only a matter of time before artificially intelligent programs become our confidants, caretakers, and even our therapists.

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August 2017 - Científico Latino

A personal reflection on how being a lab technician made me a better graduate school applicant, scientist and person.

Científico Latino aims to help undergraduate, graduate, and professional students by providing resources on scholarships and fellowships and blogs on professional development.

NU-JAZZ IMPROVISATION MEETS A.I.

January 8, 2018 - WeWork Bryant Park

Gave opening thoughts on neurobiology, artificial intelligence and the role of art in the realm of perceptual AI. Performance featured Kobi Arad, new music and jazz pianist-composer, improvising with Ian Nacht, an algorithmic and generative musician.