By day, Dr. Jaye Gardiner is working as a postdoctoral fellow in pancreatic cancer research, mentoring up-and-coming STEM students, and teaching in the Teen Research Internship Program (TRIP) Initiative through the Fox Chase Cancer Center. But believe it or not, that still leaves plenty of time for her other passion: increasing science exposure, access, and literacy through comics. Joined by SCSU student and fellow cartoonist Lupita Barajas, we explore the important role of comics in examining diverse human experiences and provoking social change.

You can see more of Jaye’s work on her personal website and the JKX Comics page. Learn more about JKX’s forthcoming comics anthology Gaining Steam: Illuminating Research through Art here!