A native of Kentucky, Isadora Deese is a graduate of Indiana University and Boston University Master's Playwriting Program. Her writing explores the evolving connections between technology, art, and nature that are shaping our near future. Isadora helped coordinate some of the first iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competitions at MIT. She co-wrote Adventures in Synthetic Biology with Drew Endy and the Synthetic Biology Working Group, illustrated by Chuck Wadey, which in 2005, was the first comic to be on the cover of Nature. She is married to writer and historian R.S. Deese. They live in the Boston area with their three sons and two cats.