Olivia Koski was born in the desert and raised in the mountains. After graduating with degrees in Physics and Germanic Studies from the University of Colorado, she began her career manipulating light as a laser weapons engineer at a large aerospace corporation. Koski developed high power laser systems for several years, and then led an innovative technology transition program between her company and a Department of Defense laboratory. In 2011, she completed a master’s program in Journalism with an emphasis on science communication at New York University. She was a blogger-in-residence at the 3D printing company MakerBot Industries, and her writing on science, technology, Tetris and magic has appeared in Wired, Popular Mechanics, and Scientific American. She participated in the re-performance of John Baldessari’s I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art at The Whitney, and was a production assistant for the unreleased documentary Marina, a film about Marina Abramovic’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Koski made her television debut as a hopelessly single nerd on Episode 7, Season 1 of the reality dating show The SetUp Squad on the Logo Network. She is the U.S. media director for the UK-based science outreach program called Guerilla Science, which mixes science with art, music and play and brings it to unconventional settings. She is a producer at The Atavist, an interactive digital magazine.