Thursday December 6th 2018
Sally Griffin Center
700 Jewel Ave, Pacific Gove, CA 93950
Doors open at 7pm – Free and Open to the Public
Danna Staff is a freelance writer and science communicator with special expertise in cephalopods, which she has been interested in since childhood. Her writing has appeared in Science, KQED, and Earther, and her first book, Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of Cephalopods, was named one of the best science books of 2017 by NPR. Squid Empire tells the true story of the ancient sea monsters that evolved into modern-day squid. Danna holds a B.A. in Biology from the College of Creative Studies of the University of California, Santa Barbara. For her Ph.D. in biology from William Gilly’s lab at Stanford University, she studied the reproduction and early life of Humboldt squid at Hopkins Marine Station. Danna has spoken at dozens of venues, including The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the main Google campus in Mountain View, public libraries, universities and schools at every grade level. She lives in San Jose with her husband and an unruly collection of kids, cats, and plants.