About Me

Elizabeth Van Nostrand

I’m Elizabeth Van Nostrand, writer of AcesoUnderGlass.com.

My primary project is the Knowledge Bootstrapping Project, which started as fact checking books to see if they were on the level, and turned into a way to learn new fields without undue deference to credentialed authorities. The next step in this process is examining how learning and trauma interact.

I also do research projects on commission. This can be anything from the science of burnout to Twitter stalking potential investors to tell you how to tailor your pitch.

Before I started research/writing full time, I was a software engineer, first at a few FAANG companies and later at start ups. Before that I studied computer science and computational biology at Cornell University.