Dr. Sylvia Torti grew up in Salem, Ohio, with an Argentine father and American mother, completed her undergraduate degree at Earlham College and then her PhD at the University of Utah. She lived and worked in Europe, Africa and Latin America and speak English, Spanish and Danish. Post-graduate school, she pursued creative writing, led Writers at Work in Salt Lake City and participated in artist residencies at Hedgebrook (Whidbey Island, WA), Sacatar, Brazil and Centre di Arte i Naturi (Farrera, Spain). In her work, she tries to find the places where disciplines intersect. In particular, she is interested in the ways that science and the humanities can probe one another and potentially deepen our understanding of important human questions. She is part of an interdisciplinary collective Mapping Meaning.