Science Communication

I love science, and I love being able to share my passion with anyone who will listen!  In grad school, it’s your job to become an expert on a narrowly focused topic, but I love all kinds of science and enjoy learning about all the cutting-edge developments across different scientific fields!  In 2012, I founded the neuroscience education and outreach website Knowing Neurons together with a few of my graduate student colleagues.   We created custom-made graphics to make neuroscience accessible to anyone interested in learning about the brain and mind!  In 2016, we won the Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award for our contributions to public communication, outreach, and education about neuroscience.  I stepped down from my role as Editor-in-Chief and Webmaster in 2017, but I am still very involved in the #scicomm community!

Scientific Writing Portfolio

I have written over 50 posts at Knowing Neurons, which you can explore here.

“5 Tips for Becoming a Better Science Communicator” Neuronline (2017)

“What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence” Aeon Magazine (2017)

“This is What a Scientist Looks Like: How to be a Better Science Communicator.” LinkedIn (2017)

“What drives you to blog?” Cell (2016) 167(6), 1446–1447.

“How a mother’s voice shapes her baby’s developing brain” Aeon Magazine (2016)

Podcast Interviews

If you really want to understand my research, my passion for science communication, and my fascination with photography, I recommend listening to some of these podcast interviews:

“Spinning Logic” with Jason Havey (2017)

“The Limit Does Not Exist” by Forbes with Cate Scott Campbell and Christina Wallace (2017)

“Casual Strides Radio” with Ryan Kearns (2017)

“Explain Things To Me!” with Anna Akana and Brad Gage (2015)

Scientist avatar by Ethan Kocak at