K. Sena Makeig is a scientist who loves intrigue and passion. With degrees in both geology and hydrogeology, and after having published dozens of scientific papers, she caps a 37-year technical career as a novelist. Being a geologist was an opportunity to take on the role of detective, using direct and indirect evidence to piece together the puzzles of the earth, sometimes only being able to see a single clue at a time. Ms. Makeig put these skills to good use cleaning up some of the contamination threatening our planet, evaluating cause and effect, and looking for corporate heroes and villains.
She was awarded a nationally-acclaimed Congressional Science and Technology Policy Fellowship in 2000-2001, allowing her to witness the smoke rising from the terrorist assault on the Pentagon while standing outside of her Capital Hill office, and exposing her to anthrax during the October, 2001 attack on Congress. These experiences not only helped her to achieve an understating of how unseen forces work to shape our lives, but reinforced her notion that technology can be an interesting, indeed, a compelling part of our future.
K. Sena Makeig at her Book Launch Party.
The author currently resides in Maryland with her husband.