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Industry Science
Occupation Professor
Location Claremont, California, United States
Introduction A professor of molecular biology turned creative writer, Laura writes short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for magazines, anthologies, and newspapers, has a memoir, Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling, published in 2011, and has two novels and a biography of Two Women of the RNA World in progress. She received a Certificate in Creative Writing with Distinction in June, 2009 from UCLA and is halfway through the MFA in fiction at SDSU.
Interests Reading, writing, human nature, the sea, the mountains, the desert, how/why people get along with each other or don't, folk dancing, gospel choirs, women in science, memoir
Favorite Movies Wall-E, LOTR, Golden Compass
Favorite Music Brandenburg Concertos, Goldberg Variations, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Marriage of Figaro, Mannheim Steamroller (classic, not current group), Creedence Clearwater Revival
Favorite Books The Last Blue Mile, Death Comes to the Archbishop, Making a Literary Life, The Hungry Ocean, Cat's Cradle

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