Darya Pino, Ph.D

Creator of Summer Tomato
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Darya is the creator of Summer Tomato, where she writes healthy eating tips for food lovers looking to optimize health and happiness. She received her Ph.D from UCSF Medical Center in 2010, where she studied neural stem cell development. She also has a bachelors degree in molecular and cell biology from UC Berkeley.  

Darya started writing about food and health in 2007 as science editor for the UCSF student newspaper. Shortly after she launched Summer Tomato and started building her social media presence. She now writes for several publications including The Huffington Post, KQED Science, Edible San Francisco and SF Weekly, and was offered most of these positions through contacts on Twitter. Her work is now frequently mentioned by major news outlets such as CNN and The New York Times.