Maggie Anderson

    Maggie balances the monastic life of a “Secret Life” archival researcher with the thrilling terror of biking from Brooklyn to Manhattan each morning. She has started to dream in lightning-fast slide shows of giant monkey feet, nineteenth-century medical illustrations, and bongo jams with Dick Feynman. Prior to working on “Secret Life,” she worked as a coordinating producer on the 13-episode Annenberg series “An Invitation to World Literature.” Maggie fell in love with research while getting a degree in History and Art History from Clark University, and was genuinely surprised to learn that she enjoyed researching science and nature just as much as Bauhaus furniture. More recently, she has practiced converting light into matter, answering Jeopardy questions before anyone else, and playing piano with two hands. She swears she’s almost got the hang of it. Her current personal research is on what to have for dinner tonight.