Hi. I’m Patty.

Once upon a time I was a biologist, and then I morphed into a geneticist on the human genome project for a few years. More recently I’ve been a planetary scientist at Caltech, studying environmental impacts of fossil fuel disasters. Sometimes I teach at nearby colleges and universities, and you can occasionally find me giving talks at local libraries.

I’ve been writing stories about planets and processes. If you’re interested in those, have a look under fiction.