Jeff Polish earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. Upon completing that degree, he left academic research to pursue teaching, but his lifelong love of storytelling eventually called him away from science completely. In 2008, Dr. Polish started The Monti, a non-profit organization that invites people to tell personal stories on stage without notes. Dr. Polish also consults with businesses on how to use simple principles of storytelling to communicate effectively. His past clients include Boeing, Microsoft, and Juniper Networks. Jeff received a 2013 Indies Arts Award and has been profiled in Science, Our State Magazine, Southern Living and Garden & Gun. Visit Jeff at jeffpolish.com.