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Science communication and translation, hosting and presenting, emceeing, script writing, radio and television production, voice over work, axe kicks...
  • Broader Impacts Productions
    Owner/Producer, present
    Science storyteller using video, social media, and metrics analysis to help people better understand the broader impacts of scientific research.
  • Freelance Science Presenter, 2012 - present
    I want to help you tell the world about your science.
    Producer/Host, 2009 - 2012
  • Science Channel
    Contributer, 2009 - 2010
  • University of California
  • WNBC
  • Revision3
  • Pixelcorps
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Dr. Kiki to everyone except Google+. I bring the science.

Kirsten Sanford, PhD (a.k.a. Dr. Kiki) is dedicated to making science a part of everyone’s lives.

Dr. Kiki holds a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology from U.C. Davis, and is a specialist in learning and memory. She is also the founder and host of the popular This Week in Science radio show, a weekly program broadcast from U.C. Davis and avidly followed by thousands of fans worldwide.

In 2005, Dr. Kiki was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Science & Engineering. Following the fellowship, she worked as a television news producer at WNBC in New York City with noted health and science reporter Dr. Max Gomez.

In late 2007 and early 2008, Dr. Kiki expanded her communications work into online video, starring in both On Networks successful series Food Science and Revision3's variety show PopSiren. She also appeared regularly on Revision3’s Systm, and hosted several episodes of MacBreak during the PixelCorp’s coverage of the 2008 and 2009 MacWorld conference. 

Additionally, Dr. Kiki hosted Potential Energy and Green Tech Today, podcasts about alternative energy concerns and solutions, and was a regular guest on both This Week in Media and This Week in Tech. She contributes to and to her own blog, The Bird's Brain.

Dr. Kiki's Science Hour, an acclaimed science interview program on noted technology pundit, Leo Laporte's, ran from 2010-2012.

Dr. Kiki’s new media efforts initiated her entry into television in 2008. She co-hosted the pilot for a skeptical reality TV show called The Skeptologists. She was also reporter-at-large for the Science Channel and a contributor to their show, Brink, and has appeared on CBS’s The Doctors.

In 2013, Dr. Kiki hosted programs for Google and the Google Science Fair involving noted scientists and political activists.

She has also written for Scientific American and

In her spare time, Dr. Kiki has dabbled in sailing, gymnastics, martial arts, hula hooping, and yoga. She enjoys bird-watching, cooking, reading fiction novels, watching movies, dancing to loud music, and a nice glass of red wine… not necessarily in that order or at the same time.


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Live Hangout On-Air quality suckage tonight!

Hey +Google Help !

Any idea what happened to the live stream quality for Hangouts On-Air and Youtube tonight. My audience said our show was unwatchable even though we saw no issues on our end. :(
What happened to the LIVE quality tonight @YouTube and @Google+? TWIS audience couldn't watch the show :(
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Will you join us tonight?

It is sure to be fun...
Don't miss the inevitable discussion of poorly evolved pandas & powers of young blood on TWIS tonight! 8pmPT
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Calling all lady scientists!

Show the world your science toys! #girlswithtoys  
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NPR ran an interview with astronomer and Cal Tech professor Shrinivas Kulkarni yesterday, and overall it's relatively mild. But less than two minutes in, Kulkarni manages to say something dumb:...
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Get notified whenever we go live or publish a new episode by SUBSCRIBING. It's that easy.

Do you like our programs? Share TWIS with your social network. Just click that little share button below. Do it. I dare you.
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TWIS talks LHC!

Check out our interview with +Zach Marshall on the LHC and the ATLAS experiment!

Also, so much SCIENCE!

#share   #subscribe  
Did you see TWIS yet this week? Check out the show and interview discussing the ATLAS experiment at the LHC now:
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Now we're onto mice! 

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Talking about baby scientists on @TWIScience right now! Join us!
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This Week in Science

Episode 507 is up on You Tube for your viewing pleasure!

Check it out, and #subscribe  to our channel! Oh, and #share  it with your friends!
Vagina probes, sexy lady spiders, and fossil poop! That and more on @TWIScience. Watch now! #Subscribe #Share
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In the things you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask category

We discuss snake orgies around about the 30 minute mark, but there is a lot of good stuff leading up to it!

Take a listen!


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Happy Monday! Did you all catch the latest TWIS? Watch it now and SUBSCRIBE! #science #share
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Support TWIS on Patreon!

Our most recent episode is up for you to enjoy, full of science-y goodness.

If you do love the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Every little bit helps us grow and do more.

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Another science-filled episode of TWIS: Mouse cures, rat pain, and world Hector domination. Watch now! #support
Make time for SCIENCE News!  What happened in science this week? Dr. Kiki, Justin, and Blair explore the world of science news with a few of the week's popular stories:  Alzheimer's Science, Singing Mice, Mass Extinction A'Comin?, No-mo-squito, Ants... In... Space!, Couch Potato Ants, Rat Pain Faces, Martian Springs, Darker Matters, Fat To Brain, Mind-Reading For Movement, A Conscious Robot?, Many Shapes, And Much More... Watch...
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