Janani is a soil microbial ecologist and science writer who cares about increasing equity and access to STEM. Her doctoral research focuses on understanding how bacteria move through space and time in the soil, with the larger goal of understanding microbial ecology and evolution through geological time. Janani holds a Masters degree in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University. You can reach out to her through Twitter if you want to chat about microbes, education, DEI in the science, literature or knitting. She can also be found at jananihariharan.com.