A physicist by training, Linnea began in the world of Soft Matter as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins working with Bob Leheny on chiral liquid crystals. Moving to Brandeis University for her Ph.D. with Zvonimir Dogic, she studied active liquid crystal biomaterials. During this time she investigated the hierarchical nature of energy cascades in these life-like materials. At Princeton, she will study living materials, particularly the membrane-less algal organelle, the pyrenoid. The pyrenoid is responsible for 30% of the world’s carbon fixation! Linnea is also an author for LabOnTheCheap, a blog devoted to financial accessibility in science. She enjoys running and other outdoor activities.