Hello! You can call me Anya or, if you prefer, Prof V. Here is a whole bunch of random facts about me.
Name: Anya Elaine Vostinar (Johnson)
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Alma Mater: Carleton College
PhD Institute: Michigan State University
Degree: Dual-PhD in Computer Science & Engineering and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior
Birthday: Feb. 22nd
Mission: Bring science to a wider audience by making it accessible to the general public and increasing STEM diversity of all under-represented groups.
Hobbies: reading and writing sci-fi and fantasy books, knitting, games, baking, gardening
Significant Other: Joe Vostinar
Pets: Cache the wonder dog!
Plants: A lot, some include: orchids, african violets, begonia, spider plant, purple velvet plant, purple heart plant, lots of annual flowers and vegetables, peace lily, ferns, more that I have forgotten about
Favorite color: purple, silver, black
Favorite author/book: Whatever I’m currently reading. I used to say Brandon Sanderson or Anne McCaffrey, but I now love so many different authors for such different types of writing that I can’t choose
Favorite food: chocolate
Favorite animal: dragon
No, a real animal: tiger
Favorite virus: SfII
Favorite amoeba: Dictyostelium discoideum
Favorite bacteria: Vibrio harveyi
Hogwarts House: Slytherpuff
Pokemon Go Team: Mystic
Sleep habits: Night owl trying to live on a normal schedule