Crystal Dilworth has a B.S. in Biochemistry from UC San Diego, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience in the lab of Henry A. Lester at Caltech.  Crystal is a violinist, former nationally ranked Rhythmic Gymnast, former professional modern dancer and choreographer, an active member of the Caltech theater community, and a member of the team behind PHDComics.com/tv. As a scientist and communicator, Crystal hopes to chip away the mystique of the academic “ivory tower” and reveal researchers and their work as human, relevant, and “cool”.