Science Communication

As a passionate science communicator, I am heavily involved with a number of science storytelling and outreach programs, including That's Life [Science] (TLS) and Life Science Cafe as well as the Graduate Women in STEM in a leadership capacity.


That's Life [Science]

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I have been contributing to That's Life [Science] (TLS), a science communication blog run by graduate students, since 2017. For my involvement with TLS, I was nominated and elected as the President of this blog which has ~40 current contributors and readership in 200+ countries. Some of our posts receive thousands of unique hits.

At TLS I have been a writer and peer editor since 2017, managing editor and web & graphic design committee member since 2018, and President for 2019-2021.


Media Coverage - Credits/Quotes/Commentary


Pipettes & Paintbrushes

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2018

(Artist/Poet Collaborator - Michelle Chen)

  • Painting - Data Flurry (Medium - Oil on canvas)
  • Poem - Whiteout

2019

(Artist Collaborator - Sue Kassirer)

  • Sculpture - Carnivores and Camera Traps (Medium - Clay)
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Life Science Café

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I have been working with the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Science Cafe since 2018, helping communicate scientific research with the broader Amherst community.

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We structure these as themed discussions and panels, interweaving an informational interview format with audience Q&A. I have been helping organize Life Science Café since 2018, in addition to hosting a few and handling the video recording as camerawoman since 2019.

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