Breeann Kirby, MA & MS, is a scientist turned writer who facilitates collaborations between science and the arts. She believes that when diverse thinkers work and play together, world-changing things happen. To that end, she partners with the Rohwer Laboratory in various creative and scientific projects which recently included the Year of the Phage Meeting in 2015 and, also in partnership with other schools at San Diego State University, the Phage Infused Evening Art Exhibit. Breeann has co-authored popular science articles with various scientists as well as a full-length book with Forest Rohwer on the role of phages in the human microbiome (forthcoming in 2016). She also writes creative, often science-based, fictions and nonfictions.