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Cara Santa Maria
Works at AL Jazeera America
Attended University of North Texas
Lives in Hollywood, CA
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So...someone please tell me what I can do here that I wouldn't/couldn't do on facebook or twitter...
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I have question that does not leave my mind, it's kinda long. How can I send it to you ? 
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Hey friends! I can no longer access my old Google+ account since it's associated with my now-retired HuffPost email. Anybody know a way to migrate circles? Also, since I never really used it, join me here! I promise to actually participate!
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Hi Cara. How do I send you email? It's an old picture of yours. Thanks.
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Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator and hard-core nerd. She loves dinosaurs, punk rock, and her dog Killer.
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Cara Santa Maria has dedicated her life to improving science literacy by communicating scientific principles across media platforms. A North Texas native, she currently lives in Los Angeles. Prior to moving to the west coast, Cara taught biology and psychology courses to university undergraduates and high school students 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. 

Cara previously worked as a co-host and producer on the Pivot TV nightly live television show, "TakePart Live." Before that, she was the senior science correspondent for The Huffington Post and co-starred in "Hacking The Planet" and "The Truth About Twisters" on The Weather Channel.

She has made appearances on CNN, Fox News, TLC, Current TV, BBC America, G4, SundanceTV, Travel Channel, and Nat Geo WILD. 

Cara currently hosts a weekly science podcast called "Talk Nerdy." She is also a regular contributor to "SoCal Connected" on KCET and "TechKnow" on Al Jazeera America.

Education
  • University of North Texas
    Neurobiology, 2007
    M.S.
  • University of North Texas
    Psychology, 2004
    B.S.
  • City University of New York
    Neuropsychology, 2009
    Ph.Don't!
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Gender
Female
Work
Occupation
I write, produce, host, speak, and interpretive dance all things science. I don't really do one of those things.
Employment
  • AL Jazeera America
    Correspondent, TechKnow, 2013 - present
  • KCET
    Reporter, SoCal Connected, 2014 - present
  • Freelance
    Science Communicator, 2009 - present
  • Pivot TV
    Producer & Co-host, TakePart Live, 2013 - 2014
  • The Huffington Post
    Senior Science Correspondent, 2011 - 2013
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Hollywood, CA
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Forest Hills, NY - Denton, TX - Plano, TX
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