Our Team

Science of People reaches millions of curious minds every month. Whether you’re reading our articles, watching our videos, or taking one of our courses, our mission is to demystify the world of human interaction – giving you actionable and fun ways to be people smart.

Van Edwards

AUTHOR & Founder

Hi, I’m Vanessa and I am a recovering awkward person. I’m also the Lead Investigator at Science of People and the bestselling author of Captivate and Cues. My courses and Youtube training have helped over 50 million people level up their people skills. I give workshops for incredible companies like Google, Microsoft, and Nike.

I created People School for students who want to be master communicators. My mission is to help introverts leverage their strengths, show high achievers how to activate their secret skills, and teach awkward people to feel more confident. I currently live in Austin, Texas with my daughter and husband of 10+ years.

More about Vanessa.

Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards

I run Operations, Marketing, and Technology at Science of People. I built the very first version of the website when Vanessa told me about her idea to help others with their communication. I officially joined the team as CEO in 2017.

I love working with data, systems, and, automation that enable small businesses to act big. If you’ve read Cues, I lean towards competence and love a good fact-checking mission.

Robert Hwang

My name is Rob Hwang and I’m passionate about people. But I didn’t always get along with them. When I was a child, I’d hang out in the corner by the tree, all alone. But as I silently watched, I slowly developed a superpower of my own. I saw exactly how others socialized. Why they laugh. What makes them tick. And how to be influential. And through my people-watching, I became a slightly more normal human being in the process (I’m still getting there!).

Through Science of People, I’m able to fully combine my passions of people skills and writing by managing the brand’s content.

Carolyn Remillard

Hello! My name is Carolyn, and I am a jill-of-all-trades here at Science of People. I have always found people fascinating, and I love to work at a company so dedicated to understanding and helping people in a powerful way. I love the new daily dose of adventure that being Vanessa’s executive assistant brings!

Logan Hailey

Howdy! I’m Logan Hailey. I am a vivacious writer, van life nomad, and entrepreneur. I am passionate about helping people optimize their mindset and wellness to become the best version of themselves. I’ve always been a loquacious “people person” who loves to learn from others and make connections everywhere I go.

I write about personal development, communication, business, healthy lifestyle, and joyful living. Through Science of People, I am able to merge these passions to empower others to become become better leaders and forge deeper connections with their fellow humans.

Galina Hitching

I’m Galina Hitching, a trauma-informed writer with a love of far-off places and multi-cultural communication. When my gap year turned into two years living overseas, I knew I’d never see the world in the same way again. Connecting with people of different cultures changed my worldview. It opened my eyes to see each person has value and beauty if I just look for it.

As a Writer for Science of People, I’m passionate about equipping others to see that value in themselves and others.

Krista Brown

Hi, I’m Krista and I think humans are fascinating! Why do we behave the way we do? What about our behavior is learned and what is taught? How can we become the best version of ourselves possible? I grew up stuck in-between spaces—I was an American kid living in Eastern Europe, a classically trained violinist performing improv with an indie-alternative band, and an avid tea drinker working at a coffee shop. My desire to fit in led me to analyze and adapt to the people around me. But what that observation really taught me is that for one reason or another, almost everyone feels like they “don’t belong” sometimes. It’s part of the mess of being human.

Through Science of People, I’m able to use my lifetime of analyzing (and overanalyzing) to write content that I hope helps others navigate the good, the hard, and the beautiful of being human.

Claire Siyan Li

Hi, I am Claire. I am a management consultant by day and a Hollywood investigator by night. I have an MBA from Duke University and am obsessed with extracting insights about communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills from talk shows, TV series, and movies.

I have personally used and coached hundreds of people to use those “Hollywood insights” to stand out in job interviews, win national business competitions, and create effective presentations for c-suites. I am passionate about combining Hollywood content with professional career development. Science of People has enabled me to make career advice fun! 

Valerie Cantella

Valerie Cantella

Hi, I’m Valerie Cantella, a multi-passionate professional and recovering perfectionist who loves personal growth and sharing the joy of new discoveries. As a little girl, I spent hours forming letters that turned into words, sentences, paragraphs, articles, and books. That love of writing, partnered with challenging life experiences, inspired a desire to encourage, elevate, and support others. I write to connect, reflect, and share in the journey toward a wholehearted, extraordinary, and authentic life.

When not writing for the Science of People, I enjoy walking on the beach in Santa Barbara, California, with my husband and yellow lab, traveling, and visiting my three children.

Vanessa Mae Rameer

Hey there! My name is Vanessa Mae Rameer, but most people call me Vans. I assisted with research for Cues and currently write from an empirically minded perspective. I’m constantly wondering what the science behind the human experience is. I was that girl in class that always asked way too many questions! From a young age, I would ask my parents and caregivers questions like, “What is the meaning of life?” and more philosophical ones like, “Why don’t dogs wipe their behinds?” Most of my days are spent working in nature with an animal companion by my side. I’m embracing the entrepreneur and wannabe homesteader life with plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology.

I love that through my writing at Science of People, I can help make complicated scientific information readable and understandable so you can apply it to your own life. I know I do for mine!

Mia Barnes

Hi! My name is Mia Barnes, a writer w walks to the beat of her own drum. (Get it? Writer pun.) I am passionate about personal wellness and healthy living, and I aspire to help others become a little better every day—along with myself! You can find me reading romance novels and attempting new recipes when not writing. 

I love people. Writing for Science of People has allowed me to help others help themselves.

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Have a burning passion to get your voice heard by the Science of People crowd? We’re looking to partner with talented writers looking to share their expertise in people skills with the world.

Simply send your resume along with your top 3 writing samples over to writing@scienceofpeople.com to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!