Jeff Polish earned a Ph.D. in molecular cell biology from Washington University in St. Louis. After seven years of teaching, he left science to pursue storytelling as a full-time endeavor. In 2008, Jeff founded The Monti, a storytelling non-profit that invites members of the community to tell personal stories in front of an audience. He also consults with businesses and non-profits on how to communicate effectively through storytelling. Jeff received a 2013 Indies Arts Award and has been profiled in Science, Our State Magazine, Southern Living, and Garden & Gun. Jeff is currently teaching Storytelling in Medicine and Health at Duke University.