Rachel Bouton was the events manager at Science Friday, where she spent most of her time trying to figure out how to sneak live cephalopods into bars and writing trivia questions about old-timey medical procedures.
Rachel came to SciFri after spending 4 years touring the country as a performer with the musical comedy show Broadway’s Next Hit Musical. She studied improv at UCB, The Magnet Theatre, and The Second City, and she still performs regularly, improvising musicals every Wednesday with her team Vern at People’s Improv Theatre in NYC.
Rachel grew up in Colorado where she spent most of her time running barefoot through the woods like a Homo naledi. Before moving to New York to pursue her dreams of producing geeky science parties for Science Friday, Rachel completed her Bachelors of Music at the University of Denver, where she sang in a Stevie Wonder tribute band, and where she learned how to tell the difference between a sackbut and a crumhorn.
When she isn’t scouting venues, writing scripts, or drafting show flows, Rachel is probably obsessively checking on her plants. She is very into her plants.
Behind The Scenes Of Science With Undiscovered Live
Join the hosts of the Undiscovered podcast for a night of stories you won’t read in the science journals.
This year we took the cephalo-party on the road, with live events in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.
A Vision Of A New (Soggier) New York
The #SciFriBookClub sits down with Kim Stanley Robinson
EXTRA! EXTRA! It’s Time For #SciFriTrivia!
Join us for our third annual Science Friday trivia night. This time we’re covering sensational science!
SciFri Book Club: Kim Stanley Robinson
Join us for a live conversation about climate change, fiction, and New York in the year 2140.
Science Friday and Studio 360 Present: The Golden Record Remastered
What message would you send into the depths of space to represent humanity?
SciFri Book Club Live: A Conversation with Margaret Atwood
Come talk “Oryx and Crake” with the author herself!
A Cephalopod Movie Night!
Science Friday is kicking off Cephalopod Week with an evening of talk, tentacles, and merriment.
#SciFriTrivia: DANGEROUS SCIENCE!
It’s time for the Second Annual Science Friday Trivia Event.