Dr. Marley Jarvis was raised in a coastal town in northern California by an artist father and oceanographer mother, and she shares a passion for both. Throughout her career as an academic scientist, Dr. Jarvis has worked at many of the marine labs on the west coast, been to the bottom of the ocean, and gotten many, many people sea sick. Dr. Jarvis has a deep love for marine invertebrate larvae and the other wondrous plankton of the sea that serve as endless inspiration for her art projects. After completing a PhD and teaching marine biology as Adjunct Professor at University of Oregon, Dr. Jarvis left research to work with the Portal to the Public team at Pacific Science Center in Seattle. She now coaches scientists in their outreach and public engagement with science efforts, and always seeking to bridge science and popular culture through art and storytelling.