Who are the Seekers of Science?
Seekers Of Science (S.O.S.) is a comic that is about using real-life science in real-life situations to try and save the world. It stars two real-life scientists, Dr. Tracy Fanara and Tamara Robertson, as they use their skills and those of other scientists around the world to help stop the problems that are put in front of them.
Each issue or arc focuses on a different part of the world of science. From handling pollution to the science of making medicine and so much more. It’s our hope that those who read this comic will be inspired by it and want to learn more about what science and more have to offer the world. As well as showing that ANYONE can be part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. And it’s so diverse, that you can find something that speaks to you and your personality.
After spending a decade in Corporate Engineering Tamara noted a lack of women walking through the doors so in 2015, she transitioned full time to outreach in hopes of inspiring more young women to pursue S.T.E.M. Careers. It was during this time that she was given the opportunity to battle it out for a chance to join the Mythbusters Legacy where her lifetime as a tinkerer and collector of skills landed her as the only Female Finalist and 2 MVP winner. Since then has become one of the leading Female Engineers and Science Hosts on the Science Channel lending her talents to Scijinks with Johnny Galecki, Mythbusters 2.0 with Brian Louden and Jon Lung and most recently on Mythbusters Jr. with Adam Savage.
Tamara resides in Los Angeles, CA where she continues to work as a Science Host, Engineering Consultant, SAG-AFTRA Actor and Wardrobe Designer. In her down time she volunteers as a board member for a number of STEM organizations across the US, utilizes Superhero Science to get kids excited about careers in STEM and lends her Science and Maker skills to a number of non-profit organizations. She also enjoys scuba diving, hiking, rock climbing, practicing photography and spending time with her Shop Dog Dexter.
Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara is an Environmental Engineer, research scientist, public speaker, and television personality with a BS, ME, and PhD from the University of Florida and almost 10 years of engineering consulting experience designing water projects all over the world. Tracy is passionate about science communication, community outreach, and educating through art and science.
Tracy now manages the Environmental Health Program at Mote Marine Laboratory where she investigates human impacts on the environment, and the effects of marine and freshwater chemicals on public health. To protect public health from the effects of toxic algae blooms, Tracy runs a number of citizen science programs which engage, educate, and empower the public while inspiring a passion for the environment as path to protect natural resources for future generations.
You may have seen Tracy on the Science Channel show, “MythBusters: The Search”, or as a guest expert on The Weather Channel AMHQ and Fox’s Awesome Planet, and you can see her weekly on the nationally syndicated, ABC’s Animal Outtakes. Dr. Fanara’s hobbies include science communication, anything outdoors such as camping, hiking, kayaking and playing sports.
An established indie writer with over 30 books made under his name, Todd loves to tell stories. Author of the Guardians, Home, 10,000 Miles, and Sherlock Holmes – The Greatest Detective series, he’s written in many different genres, but is most excited about writing for S.O.S. because he can now write with a more noble purpose: inform and inspire future scientists.
Alex has a lot of drawing experience under his belt, including working with Todd on numerous comic and art projects over the years. His greatest strength is his adaptability, able to adapt to many different styles without much effort. He does his best to make sure that Tamara and Tracy don’t just look like themselves, but that the world both large and small was as good as it can be.