Alaina G. Levine
Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, science journalist, STEM careers consultant, professional speaker, and corporate comedian. A long time freelance contributor to Science Careers, she writes the recurring "Clandestine Careers" series, which highlights scientists and engineers who have taken their careers in particularly unusual directions. Levine is also the author of Networking for Nerds, published by Wiley in 2015, which was named one of the top five books of 2015 by Physics Today. As president of Quantum Success Solutions, she has been advising scientists and engineers about their careers for more than 16 years. She has given over 650 workshops for clients in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico, and she is the author of over 250 articles in publications including Science, World Economic Forum, Smithsonian, Scientific American, and IEEE Spectrum. Levine has also served as a contributor to National Geographic News Watch and currently pens the career columns for Physics Today and APS News. She holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and anthropology from the University of Arizona and studied abroad at the American University in Cairo as a U.S. Department of Defense National Security Education Program/Boren Fellow.