Karmela Padavic-Callaghan, Ph.D. is an educator and science writer. She teaches physics and mathematics courses at Bard High School Early College and has written for popular science outlets such as WIRED, Scientific American, Physics World and New Scientist. She earned her Ph.D. from UIUC in 2019, studying ultracold atoms and condensed matter theory with a focus on novel Bose-Einstein condensate geometries and quasiperiodicity. Karmela lives in Brooklyn, NY and when she is not teaching or writing she is a committed runner and a vegan cook. Read more about Karmela at https://www.karmelapadaviccallaghan.com/.