Content Writer


Hello, I am Lindsay Surmacz

My name is Lindsay Surmacz, and I specialize in producing coordinated confusion – bringing together diverse elements and rendering them in vibrant light, color, and sound. A picture of my career thus far is more like a mosaic comprising a degree in creative writing, a deep background in music and theatre, a certificate in digital media, more than a decade spent in informal science education, and a dream of being a circus performer. Whichever professional adventure I undertake, my success relies on clear, effective messaging across a wide range of media channels.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, I ventured to the Hoosier State to attend college at Purdue University where I was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating, I made my way back to The Burgh where I project managed and created content for STEM Education programs. Over the past five years, I’ve been highly active in Pittsburgh’s circus arts community which is where you’re most likely to find me when I’m not writing or editing. In 2019, I launched The Starry Messenger, an educational outreach initiative through which I teach young learners science and literacy through circus arts; and in 2020, I launched Punk & Pie Circus where I produce both digital and written content as a juggling percussionist.

In general, I find joy living a life that is part artist, part mad scientist. I delight in good food, good movies, and good music (especially Dave Matthews Band). The thing I’m most grateful for in my life is my family which includes my extended circus family and my fellow science and writing “nerds.”

Lindsay Surmacz