Jocelyn Argueta

Jocelyn (aka Jargie the Science Girl) is a performer-scientist that uses the magic of live theatre to spark curiosity across the United States! She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Irvine. Her experience at the lab bench researching Alzheimer’s disease and allergy diagnostics paved the way to her love of science communication. After teaching informally and loving it, Jocelyn joined forces with Phantom Projects Theatre Group to create “Jargie the Science Girl!” an educational science show that tours to venues nationwide. Jargie and her penguin lab assistant, Benjamin, combine colorful props, multimedia, and an endless amount of quirk to encourage students to ask questions and look for science in their everyday lives. Jocelyn is looking forward to showcasing Antarctic research (and beauty!) in curriculum used for future performances.

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