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Sonia Shechet Epstein works at the intersection of science and culture. She produces all content for the Museum of the Moving Image’s website Sloan Science & Film ( At the Museum, Sonia also curates the ongoing screening series "Science on Screen" which pairs significant, rarely shown films with conversations between scientists and filmmakers. Prior to joining the Museum, she was a Senior Program Associate at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation helping to evaluate proposals for a multi-platform arts program to enhance the public understanding of science. Prior to that, Sonia worked with Nobel Laureate neuroscientist Dr. Eric R. Kandel at Columbia University preparing his book, The Age of Insight [Random House, 2009], and helping to produce 24 episodes of the “Brain Series” for PBS. She lectures internationally about the history of science films. Sonia has been a mentor at NEW INC since its founding. She is currently a Master's candidate in Experimental Humanities at NYU.