During my time at Ithaca College, I was always passionate about the intersection of science and storytelling and science communication. This passion led me to pursue two degrees at the college and co-found the digital environmental journal, Alluvian with faculty member Fae Dremock.
After graduating, I moved to New York City and worked as an Earth Science and Physics teacher in Harlem, where I honed my communication skills and reinforced my passion for ensuring that all people have access and opportunity to environmental information. After two years in New York, I relocated to Washington, D.C. for a new position at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I worked in the editorial department of AAAS's open-access research journal, Science Advances and spent my time there working with scientists to ensure that their research was seamlessly communicated on the web. After about 7 months, I accepted my current position at a smaller non-profit called the Environmental and Energy Study Institute as a Communications Associate. In this position, I work to make sure environmental information is communicated accurately and effectively amongst researchers, policy-makers, and the public so that informed decisions can be made at the local, state and federal levels. On a typical day, I manage the website, write environmental articles, create infographics, edit content, and guide the general content and social media strategy.
As my career develops, I am continually determined to translate complex scientific information and fight targeted misinformation so that all people can have access to reliable science. I am thinking about graduate school and leaning towards programs in environmental science, policy, and strategic communication of the sciences. Huge thanks to the ENVS department for grounding me in science and showing me how transformative access to engaging hands-on science really is.