I have over ten years of experience working in science communication and science policy, with a focus on helping scientists get involved in and have an impact on public debates about science.
I am a fast learner that has moved from a research background to communicating about science on a range of issues for a non-profit organization in the UK and as a press officer for a major research university in the USA.
Since 2016 I live in Athens, GA, and work as a freelancer.
I also collaborate with Ciencia en el Parlamento (Science in Parliament), a Spanish initiative to connect science and policy-making.
After doing a degree and a PhD in Physics at the University of Cambridge, UK, I joined the British non-profit organization Sense About Science. In my four and a half years there I took on multiple roles, from Scientific Liaison to International Science and Policy Manager. My responsibilities included editing scientific guides on radiation and statistics; writing responses to Governmental and Parliamentary consultations on peer review, risk perception, open data, bioethics, standards of the press and other topics; coordinating the push for the inclusion in the UK’s Ministerial Code of a reference to the Principles for Independent Scientific Advice; and running workshops and supporting scientist to engage with the media and become involved in public debates about science.
When my family moved to the US, I took on the role of senior science writer and press officer for the University of Rochester. I was responsible for publicizing newsworthy research from five university departments: physics and four engineering disciplines.