Erika Lippoldt, a member of the Star Trek: Discovery writing staff, co-wrote the episode “Into the Forest I Go” with her writing partner, Bo Yeon Kim. Raised in France by American parents, Lippoldt moved to the United States to pursue her love of science, and completed a Ph.D. in Neurobiology at USC. Her true passion, however, lay in screenwriting, science-fiction in particular. Along with her writing partner, Bo Yeon Kim, she participated in the prestigious CBS Writers Mentoring Program, as well as the CAPE New Writers Fellowship. She and Kim spent two seasons on the Reign writing staff before making the trek to Discovery.