screens+streaming THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021 111 E7 BAY AREA NEWS GROUP \*\*; \*\*\*; \*\*\*\* \*\*\*; Mercury News Journalists Our writers call South Bay home. Lisa Krieger Science & Medicine Research Reporter City of residence: Palo Alto What do you like best about your job? I’ve got the ‘Wow’ beat. We’re privileged to live in a place where every single day - experts are exploring the scientific secrets of life. I get to peek behind the curtains. It’s always interesting, and often rich with good news. Most memorable moment? Those early morning Nobel Prize press conferences, just hours after the phone calls from Stockholm, when scientists enter the room to deafening applause. I love a place that treats its scientists like rock stars. Stanford’s Paul Berg - ‘80, Chemistry - gave me his autograph! Favorite place to go in the South Bay? Palo Alto’s Arastradero Preserve. This spring, for the first time, it had a nest of bald eagles - minutes away from the heart of Silicon Valley!