Author: Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is a writer and oceanographer from the southeastern U.S. She’s published poetry in Collage, the creative arts journal at her alma mater, where she studied physics and philosophy. She’s also published flash nonfiction in (and was named an Emerging Artist by) Cleaver Magazine and, oddly enough, a biophysics paper in the journal Cellulose. She took a roundabout path to writing—by sharing science through short stories. Growing up with the woods in her backyard, she developed a deep love for nature. The beauty in nature is what drew her to science and informs her creativity. She can be contacted at, even when she is bobbing around in the ocean.