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My name is Orna and I am a scientist and an artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

I always remember myself sketching and drawing. As a child, all my notebooks were decorated and framed with designs in black and white or color. Every empty envelope or scrap of paper immediately filled up with sketches, and a visit to the art store was, and still is, better than one to the candy store.


I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biology, and a    Ph. D. in Molecular Biology, followed by post-doctorate research at UC Berkeley and Stanford University, where I conducted Bioinformatics research. After years of investigating human hormones,  I decided to dedicate my time to develop special curriculum to enrich kids in science and excite them about art. 

In 2022 I founded Young STEAMers - a nonprofit organization (501c3) that brings free STEAM enrichment classes to kids from underprivileged, underserved, at-risk families.

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