About

PrintI am currently a specialist in the Sharing Science Program with the American Geophysical Union. Our goal is to provide scientists with the tools and experience to communicate their message to diverse audiences, and to start a larger conservation about the importance of science communication.

90px Sq LogoI’m also the DC producer and co-host of The Story Collider, where folks tell true, personal stories about science. These are science stories, not science lectures. We’re all about humanizing science.

I come to this position by potentially the most indirect route possible. I briefly served as a biologist with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in the Branch of Consultations and Habitat Conservation Plans. Prior to this, I was a National Academy of Sciences, Science and Technology Policy Fellow, at the Marian Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C. I was an educational outreach specialist and strived to bring science to school students and the general public.

What brought me to D.C. and out of my life of academia (read all about it here, here, and here), was the opportunity to serve as a Sea Grant Knauss Science-Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. I was stationed in the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the FWS.

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Education:

Ph.D. in Biology. University of Memphis. 2013.

  • Concentration: Wildlife Conservation and Ecology
  • Major Adviser: Dr. Matt Parris

M.S. in Biology. University of Memphis. 2012.

  • Concentration: Ecology
  • Major Adviser: Dr. Matt Parris

B.S. in Ecology. University of Pittsburgh. 2008.

  • Major Adviser: Dr. Rick Relyea
  • Minor  in Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2008.
  • Minor in Music, University of Pittsburgh, 2008.
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