Kristen Hovet is a science writer and research communications specialist, covering medical research and innovation. Her passion is knowledge translation with a focus on making science information accessible and meaningful.

She has written for The Faculty,The Startup, Genetic Literacy Project, RealClearScience, LeapsMag, The Addictive Brain, SciShow Psych, Lifetime Daily, The Establishment, Patheos, BC Living, and more.

Originally from North Dakota, Kristen is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Simon Fraser University and is completing a second degree in Psychology. She is especially interested in biological psychology (aka behavioural neuroscience). She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, and the International Association of Business Communicators.

A lifelong learner with many interests, she has completed certificates in epigenetics, personalized medic…