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About August

August is derived from the Latin word, augustus, and means respected or impressive.


Sonja K Billes, founder of August Scientific, has a PhD in Neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University. She has over 20 years of experience in biomedical research and 13  years of experience as a medical writer in the pharmaceutical and drug development industries. 

We offer flexible and creative partnerships drive clinical research and development activities and produce high quality scientific communications. Lead research, writing, and publication projects, including protocols, abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts.

Dr. Billes lives in Encinitas, California, where she enjoys being outside, raising her two sons, and advocating for women in science.