Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is a scientist best known as one of the world’s foremost science communicators—a “science evangelist,” as she calls it—with a message heard by millions. She is the award-winning author of “The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another” (The MIT Press, 2020). This book that examines how technology shaped us is beloved by readers. It was an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist in the category of Science and Technology. It was also named one of the Best Summer Science Books of 2020 by Amazon and Science Friday and selected as one of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Science Books of 2020.