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Anna Lee Strachan

Series Producer
Anna Lee Strachan is a filmmaker who specializes in bringing complex scientific topics to life.  She was most recently a Series Producer for PBS’s NOVA Wonders, a new 6-part series exploring the biggest questions on the frontiers of science, of which she directed and produced Can We Build a Brain? and What are Animals Saying?  Previous work includes the critically-acclaimed Memory Hackers and the 4-part mini-series The Fabric of the Cosmos, nominated for an Emmy in outstanding science programming.
Strachan has a degree in neuroscience from Harvard University and an M.S. in science writing from MIT.  Her first job was as a writer for NASA’s Ask an Astrobiologist web forum before she joined NPR’s Science Friday.  She got her start in television as an associate producer at WGBH where she helped create over twenty original programs for NOVA including the Peabody Award-winning special, Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial.  Since 2007, she has been a producer, writer, and director on several NOVA films, notably Is There Life on Mars?, What Are Animals Thinking?, and Making Stuff Colder.

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Thursday, September 27