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data visualization, astrobiology, geochemistry

Mark is a scientific graphics journalist and visual communicator, working at the intersection of art and science to translate scientific concepts and data into impactful, didactic visuals. He holds two Master of Science degrees (one in Geochemistry/Astrobiology, another in Biomedical Communications), and previously worked on the NASA Ames Pavilion Lake Research Project. His work and past experience as a researcher has led him to champion the values of visual storytelling when communicating complex and sophisticated ideas, especially in science. Mark is based in Toronto, Canada and yearns to make science more accessible to everyone with all forms of visual media. Learn more about Mark at