Astrophysicist, Writer, and Star Trek Science Advisor
Erin Macdonald holds a PhD in Astrophysics, specifically in gravitational waves and general relativity so has a particular affinity for time travel and sci-fi with a hard science backbone. After leaving research and academia she worked as a public science communicator and educator before finding a job in the aerospace industry. This job brought her to Los Angeles where she found her true passion in writing and storytelling. She has been working as a writer and technical advisor in the entertainment industry, specifically for the Star Trek franchise starting in 2019 with Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 and has worked on every Star Trek show and season from there. She also writes non-fiction stories including an Audible Original The Science of Sci-Fi (Top 10 Bestseller, March 2020) and recently published Star Trek: My First Book of Space, a baby board book in October 2022.