Resume

Websites

www.helloocean.org
www.simplequestionmovie.com
www.morsealpha.com

Education/Licenses

Science Communication Graduate Certificate
University of California Santa Cruz

MA Fine Arts
Ohio University

BS Environmental Science
University of Michigan

US Coast Guard Master’s License
Near Coastal, Sail and Power, Towing Endorsement

Honors (select)

2018 Speaker, Story Collider DC
2017 Official Selection 4 Short Films Beneath The Waves Film Festival
2017 Annual Story Contest Grand Prize Winner Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book
2016 Science Writing Scholar Oceans National Academies Keck Futures Initiative
2016 Speaker Blue Mind: The intersection of ocean conservation and brain science
2016 Seven Summits Award Winner Mountain Film Festival
2016 Ambassador DeLorme
2015 Best Documentary Feature Made in Michigan Film Festival
2014 Jester Award Nominee for the Art of Sailing Solo Ocean Cruising Club
2014 Emerging Filmmaker Finalist BLUE Ocean Film Festival
2012 YouTube Contest Winner BLUE Ocean Film Festival
2011 Featured Speaker TEDx Traverse City

Professional Associations

National Science Writer’s Association
Information access committee

Experience

2018–Present Science Writer [C] National Human Genome Research Institute

2017–2018 Science and Media News Fellowship PBS NewsHour
Produce broadcast segments and online multimedia content to support PBS’s national news media coverage

2012–2018 Science Journalist Freelance
Create videos, articles, and radio stories. Publications include Buzzfeed, Scientific American, The Lens, NPR Weekend Edition

2014–2017 Director Hello Ocean
Grant writing and editing, organize research expeditions, develop science communication materials, media outreach. Built strategic partnerships with ocean research, conservation, and engineering organizations.

2013–2018 USCG Master, Managing Owner Mo(A) Expeditions
USCG Captain for sail-training expeditions. Dealt with controversial issues and crisis situations at sea and implemented safety protocols and proven conflict resolution strategies. Hired crew, supervised work, established goals, monitored expenditures, and utilized media outreach to drive results. Business and website management.

2016 Communications Intern Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Created videos and wrote articles for MBARI’s web outreach

2017 Radio Journalist Intern 90.3 KAZU NPR for the Monterey Bay
Field recording, writing, and editing audio stories for broadcast

2017 Freelance Contributor/ Intern Inside Science News Service
Pitch, report, and write science news articles.

2011–2016 Producer Morse Alpha Studios
Producer and writer for film One Simple QUESTion. Oversaw communications campaign to achieve desired results, including film screenings and live presentations across the country, DVD sales, and publicity. Established professional partnerships, recruited volunteers, built donor base.

2014–2015 Communications Strategist Conservation Media Group
Launch social media strategy and publish daily web content.