Dr Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist, writing consultant, voice actor, and host of the online series "Dr Erin Explains the Universe".

Her astrophysics background is in general relativity, having previously worked in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration searching for gravitational waves.

Upon leaving academia, she began to study acting, going back to her roots on the stage. She began teaching science through popular culture and can be found at many sci-fi conventions across the United States.

Through these, she met many new friends in the entertainment industry and moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to pursue her passion for this industry.

She currently works as a science consultant for the STAR TREK franchise among other projects, a voice actor, and a speaker.



PhD, Astrophysics
University of Glasgow, Scotland

B.A. cum laude Physics with Astrophysics
B.A. Mathematics
​University of Colorado at Boulder


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