Danna Staaf

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Location San Jose, California, United States
Introduction I work as a mother, a scientist, a writer, an educator, and an artist. I have a BA in Creative Studies and a PhD in Squid Babies. I live with my husband the mad engineer, two kids, two cats, and a large number of edible plants.

(N.B. A cephalopodiatrist is someone who studies cephalopods--squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, and nautilus. My friends coined the term in the late nineties, though it may well have independent origins. It fills a terminology vacuum: a teuthologist studies just squid, while a malacologist studies all molluscs.)