Alaina Levine

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her book, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named a Top 5 Book of 2015 by Physics Today. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she is a prolific speaker and writer on career development and professional advancement for engineers and scientists. She has delivered over 750 webinars and speeches for clients in the US, EU, Mexico, Canada, Africa, India and Asia, and has written over 425 articles in publications like Science, Nature, Scientific American, National Geographic News Watch, and Smithsonian. She has served as a career columnist for Physics Today and is a regular contributor to the American Physical Society’s APS News and ScienceCareers. She also writes Your Unicorn Career, a careers column for ScienceCareers about finding your professional bliss. Levine authored two online courses for Oxford University Press on career development and entrepreneurship, is a consultant, speaker and writer for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, and served as the event manager for an international conference on phononics. She holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and anthropology and a certificate in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Arizona, and studied at the American University in Cairo as a US Department of Defense Boren Fellow. She is a regular speaker and consultant for MRS.