Starting my professional Instagram account in Summer was one of the best decisions I made in 2020. It gave me something to focus on when my lab was shut down and inspired me to start this blog. When I need an outlet, I usually turn to writing, but taking and editing photos has allowed me to explore a different kind of creativity. I’ve met an awesome community of students, researchers and STEM professionals and even got a paid commission! If you’re thinking about starting a studygram or SciComm account, or if you want to promote yourself or your work, I recommend checking out these Instagrammers for inspiration. In no particular order, here are the 21 accounts I think you should follow:

1. @thebioinf

2. @thatneurosciencechick

3. @anna_thechemist

4. @asiafee

5. @theinternationalphd

6. @myphdexperience

7. @themelaninphd

8. @science.with.iris

9. @astroally

10. @neuro_codes

11. @liyangs.lab.news

12. @slei.science

13. @dalia.science

14. @kertutenso

15. @thecurlyscientist

16. @sameera.shukanta

17. @codingbeanie

18. @eyedaisyshu

19. @freija.mendrik

20. @fernsulantay

21. @chloe.the.scientist


These are just a handful of the accounts I’ve connected with in the STEM Instagram community. You can find even more inspiring humans if you follow me @kat.writes.science and check out my ‘Follow Friday’ story highlight. Who inspires you? Feel free to share your favourite accounts in the comments below.

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