“Dr. Quave is a natural speaker who brings the world of medical discovery alive through her relatable intertwining of people and plants around the globe with her own personal triumphs in research and working with a physical disability. “

-Dr. Maria Fadiman, National Geographic Explorer

Are you looking for a speaker to inspire your audience about the incredible wonders of the natural world? How about perseverance over the limitations of physical disability? Dr. Quave makes the stories behind scientific and medical breakthroughs accessible to her audiences. She’d love to be a part of your next event! Her talks have been among the top-rated invited lectures at major conferences because she interweaves science and inspirational personal narratives along with a taste of humor and adventure into every presentation!

Dr. Quave is represented by BrightSight Group Speakers. Please submit information about your event through their webform or email the agency with the contact button below. Visit the Contacts page for media requests.

Available for Keynotes, Commencement Speeches, Retreats, Conferences, Panels, Book Clubs, Garden Club Meetings, and Workshops. Contact for rates for in person and virtual appearances.


  • Women in Science
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Well-being
  • Personal Growth
  • Motherhood
  • Disability
  • Adversity
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Drug Discovery
  • Health Advocacy
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Natural Products
  • Microbiology
  • Resilience
  • Ethnobotany
  • Dermatology
  • Herbalism
  • Biodiversity
  • Skin care

To see her speaking style, please take a look at this video from her State of the Art Lecture at the 2019 Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting. Access her press kit here.