Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.



Vy is a recent graduate working in a neuroscience lab with children and monkeys. She likes sewing, knitting, lifting weights, and reading in her free time. Especially reading about science!



Olivia is a giant pile of nerd who tends to freak out about linguistic prescriptivism, gender roles, and discrimination against the mentally ill. By day she writes things for the Autism Society of Minnesota, and by night she writes things everywhere else. Check out her ongoing screeds against jerkbrains at www.taikonenfea.wordpress.com


Ali Marie

Ali Marie is a recent Master's of Education graduate, and is now venturing back into the world of non-traditional education, as an outreach program leader at a children's museum. Her interests vary widely, but include board games, music, dinosaurs, and science as a whole. You can find Ali on Twitter, @ascientifica.


Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer who just moved to a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband and two young kids. When not counting how often the words "pride," "liberty," and "freedom" are used in local business, road, and pet names, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and raising her two kids to be critical thinkers. She is the managing editor of Skepchick Events, a Grounded Parents admin, and a Skepchick contributor. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Google+



Lauren is a Maths and Physics student from somewhere in the southern hemisphere. She has an affinity for reality, and you can find her on twitter @lolrj, or Google+.




Xe'nedra is a pre-teen free thinker who can often be found with her nose in a book. She is an expert at rolling her eyes and making her parents sigh in exasperation. Skateboarding and golf is on her list of sporting activities and she would love to study Forensics or Medicine (which is better than being Gwen Stefani which was her aspiration at age 3). She also blogs as "The Sceptic Kid"


Cat Strickson

Cat, or Elly, or Eddy, or whatever name they're going by these days, is a British palaeontologist and fantasy author. It's a pretty awesome skill set, but it doesn't pay much right now. They enjoy science, history, vidyagames and all things SFF.



Skeptical Sasquatch is an amateur tabloid photographer and filmmaker, beauty expert, and jetsetter (for security purposes). Tired of all the lies spread about him by cryptoloonologists and various crackpots, he joined Teen Skepchick to speak for himself about the skeptical issues of the day and to add species diversity. You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Skeptisquatch (@skeptisquatch) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/SkepticalSasquatch).



Avery is a 23 year old recent college graduate, and when he's not busy wishing he didn't major in physics, he enjoys go, juggling, and music. You can find him on his blog, Google+, or on Twitter as @PhysicallyAvery.



Hi, I'm an atheist named Christian. I'm a science-loving college student at the University of Rochester, currently focusing on Neuroscience. When I'm not engaged in academics, I'm almost certainly being lazy and watching shows/movies on my laptop or reading (on a good day). I have an undying admiration for Penn Jillette and Carl Sagan, which I indulge in by rewatching Bullshit! and Cosmos over and over again. My sibling interest to scientific skepticism is most definitely civil liberties, and I am constantly consolidating those interests in my head somehow. Talk to me!



Elizabeth is a professional belly dancer, a flaky computer scientist, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer. She lives in Georgia (the state of the U.S., not the country) but is nonetheless somehow not a combination of stereotypes from Gone with the Wind and Deliverance. Her personal blog is Coffeefied. Operafied. Fluffified. Beglittered.



  1. July 1, 2008 at 6:53 pm —

    Just for the heck of having the first comment, I guess…

    I hope this turns out well!

  2. July 3, 2008 at 11:02 am —

    Typo: it’s Hawking, not Hawkings.

  3. July 3, 2008 at 6:50 pm —

    “The program offers college-level classes and she has earned some college credits, however she has absolutely no idea what to do with them.” -Cassie

    We’re all in the same boat. Haha. And, don’t think that choosing a major will clarify things much more. It doesn’t. 😉

  4. AnnaQuestion19
    September 19, 2009 at 1:15 pm —

    Alright I may be new to this site but I’ll I rly have to say is speaking in 3rd person rocks-So does having no religion i argue this everday I’m not athirest I’m simply a person who questions everything- Im a proud 16 sophmore skeptic & proud of being as demented as can be

  5. Lyra Lynx
    July 25, 2010 at 10:41 pm —

    I just want to say I got my Black Belt yesterday so my bio is out of date.

    I’m so happy I’m a Black Belt. 😀

  6. […]  It’s rather good, and if she’s smart she’s got some links to her work over on TeenSkepchick–just look for Elly […]

  7. […] Panels at CONvergence have a very loose, inviting feel to them.  I’ve been to panels before that just felt stuffy and uncomfortable, but that was simply not the case here.  Also, let me get this out of the way first:  I purposely tried to attend panels that were FtB or Skepchick oriented.  Yes, there were certainly other panels I attended, but I was there initially as support for Elly from Teen Skepchick (see here). […]

  8. April 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm —

    […] student and feminist Olivia James (of Teen Skepchick fame) has begun her own new blog, Boredom Breeds Contempt. She is skeptical of the value of pride, […]

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