Anna Rothschild is a digital producer for the PBS science series, NOVA and the creator and host of the YouTube series "Gross Science," produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios. She has a passion for making science fun, accessible, and inspiring through storytelling and animation, with a particular interest in all things "gross." Rothschild first fell in love with science while doing classroom experiments as a kid—dissecting owl pellets, growing bacteria in petri dishes, and playing with a slime chemistry set, to name a few. She later became infatuated with parasites, and spent time studying malaria in lizards at the American Museum of Natural History. Rothschild has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Brown University and a master’s in science journalism from New York University. Her work has been included in Science Studio, an anthology of the best science multimedia on the web. Rothschild was awarded the “Science Communication Award for New Media” by the American Institute of Physics in 2012.