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 my program, The Art in Science, the kids learn various scientific concepts and perform experiments that turn into interesting artworks pleasing to the eye and intriguing to the mind.