Alaina G. Levine is a Contributor to National Geographic, science journalist, science and engineering careers consultant, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her new book on networking strategies for scientists and engineers will be published by Wiley in 2014. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, a career consulting enterprise with a focus on advancing the professional development expertise of scientists and engineers, she has been advising emerging and established scientists and engineers about their careers for over a decade, and has consulted with tens of thousands of early- and mid-career scientific and engineering professionals. She has given over 600 workshops and seminars in the US and Europe and is the author of over 150 articles pertaining to science, engineering, science careers and business in such publications as Science, Nature, Smithsonian, Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, New Scientist, and COSMOS. As a science careers journalist, Levine constantly researches employment trends in STEM fields and delivers up-to-date vital information about STEM career issues from interviews with hiring managers, decision-makers and recruiters in myriad industries. Levine is also a Contributor to NatGeo, where she writes and blogs for its website, and she pens the career columns for Physics Today and the American Physical Society's national publication, APS News. Levine grew up in Princeton Junction, NJ, and previously, she directed the Professional Science Master’s in applied science and business programs and taught entrepreneurship to science and engineering graduate students at the University of Arizona (UA). She holds degrees in mathematics and anthropology from the UA, studied abroad at the American University in Cairo as a DoD National Security Education Program/Boren Fellow, and pursued grant-funded research in cosmology and mathematics history. In 2012, she was honored with a travel fellowship to cover the 62nd Lindau (Physics) Nobel Laureates Meeting in Germany, during which she broke the Higgs news for NatGeo. She also has been honored as a Logan Science Journalism Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory, a Robert Bosch Stiftung Science Journalism Fellow, and an Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources Fellow. In addition, Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, and was named Tucson Leader of the Year, an honor previously bestowed upon former US Surgeon General Richard Carmona, and a Tucson 40 Under 40 Leader, an honor also bestowed upon former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords the same year.