April Damon

April grew up in sunny Southern California and graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Studio Art at the University of California, San Diego in 2018. A love for natural history museums, zoos, and aquariums was instilled at a young age and sparked a desire to pursue the natural sciences. Alongside her interest in science was a keen and ever-growing passion for art and storytelling. Her love for illustrating and communicating science flourished during her undergraduate education and guided her towards the interdisciplinary path of scientific visualization.

During her studies in the BVIS program, she hopes to expand her creative skill sets to incorporate animation, 3D modeling, and serious game development and explore their use in medical and educational contexts. April hopes to use what she learns to make science engaging and accessible. Whether it is through visualizing research, creating educational resources, or designing interactive spaces, she hopes to create work that will foster interest and encourage communication about science and medicine.