Dr. Aminah Wali was born and raised in the Washington, D.C., metro area and currently lives in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. She has a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a doctorate in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked for more than 10 years on various aspects of cancer research and drug discovery, and she has a passion for science communication.
Outside of science, Dr. Wali likes to explore new places and foods. She loves the beach and will go on almost any rollercoaster. In her downtime, she likes to get crafty, watch cartoons, and play with her baby.