Known for her work on Al Jazeera America's TechKnow and The Huffington Post's Talk Nerdy to Me, this television and podcast host also presented the Weather Channel program The Truth About Twisters.
After earning a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in neurobiology from the University of North Texas, she briefly pursued a doctorate at the City University of New York.
In May 2013, she became a panelist on the social commentary program called The Young Turks.
She grew up in Plano, Texas, in a family of Puerto Rican and Italian heritage, and was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was romantically involved with fellow television personality Bill Maher from 2008 until 2011.
She was a frequent guest on Stan Lee's FanWars YouTube series.