Online Media | Greater New York City Area, US
I am a global scientist who writes, teaches, and campaigns for science and evidence-based thinking. I love transforming complex ideas into engaging stories using words, video, and data. I have over 10 years experience working at academic institutions, online media companies, scientific societies, policy think tanks, and creative non-profits in the US, UK and Australia.
2014 - Present
Science Media Relations Officer / Columbia University in the City of New York
» Handle press enquiries for Columbia’s medical center.
» Write, assign, & edit science pieces for Columbia’s websites & magazines.
» Interview world-renown experts & produce science videos.
» Social media editor, strategist & analyst.
» Photography, infographic & data viz design.
2014 - Present
Science Writer / Mic
» Covered breaking science news & developed original viral content for a
NYC-based millennial-focused news site with 30 million monthly unique views.
» Averaged 2-3 articles a day. Currently a freelance writer for the site.
» Developed science-based graphics, animations & interactives.
2014 - Present
Board Member / Genspace NYC
2011 - Present
Communications Director / The Illuminator Collective
» Consulted on media strategy & ran campaigns for community organizations & national non-profit partners.
» Fundraised through online campaigning & partnership building.
» Pitched stories to press.
» Handled social media & photography.
Organizer & Science Media Relations / People’s Climate March
» Avaaz grantee.
» Organized the participation of scientist groups from
around the world in the largest climate change march in history.
» Produced digital scientific content (web, video, podcast) & arranged media
appearances for expert scientists.
Communications Associate / Not An Alternative
» Facilitated strategic partnerships with community organizations.
» Helped to develop visual identity for advocacy campaigns and disaster relief.
» Wrote copy & managed high engagement digital properties.
Researcher & Educator / Weill Cornell Medical College
» Managed lab budgets, organized common digital resources, wrote and reviewed grant applications.
» Delivered high school summer program involving laboratory teaching & curriculum development.
STEM Education Fellow / The New York Academy of Sciences
» Taught and developed curriculum for an afterschool program comprised of over 30 K-8 students from underserved communities.
Science Education Intern / Australian Institute of Policy and Science
» Helped to manage Tall Poppy program which organizes school visits for scientists, & seminars/workshops for teachers & the public
» Managed digital content including website, databases, & email lists
Science Policy Intern / The Royal Society
» Attended conferences & wrote science policy briefing reports for UK politicians & international diplomats on diverse topics including climate change, agriculture, water security & population growth.
» Helped to conduct research for a major report on international STEM education based on over 20 countries called “Atlas of the Islamic World.”
» Monitored & analyzed media impact for “Reaping the benefits”, a report on global agriculture.
Teaching Assistant and Outreach Coordinator / University of Cambridge
» Taught & graded classes of 20+ life science students.
» Demonstrated STEM experiments for pre K to adult audiences (Cambridge Science Festival).
» Gave guided tours of science departments to groups of 30+.
Exhibition Coordinator / Australian Society for Medical Research
» Organized public outreach events & recruited 30+ scientists to participate.
» Created a multimedia interactive learning exhibit.
Teaching Assistant / University of Adelaide
» Developed curriculum &taught classes of 20+ biochemistry students.
» Taught high school students in underserved communities in ATAS scheme.