I am committed to teaching and practicing effective science communication.

I believe in the power of strong communication to create a smarter, kinder, and more inclusive science community. As the Graduate Fellow for Rice’s Center for Academic and Professional Communication, I teach topics such as scientific writing, public speaking, slide design, and data visualization to STEM PhD students and post-docs. I recently led a summer workshop series for early career STEM graduate students, teaching skills such as abstract writing, poster design, public speaking, and research pitching.

I am also the two-time organizing co-chair for ComSciCon Houston, a conference that brings together graduate students interested in science communication and expert science communicators from across Texas. Our 2020 conference theme was "Telling your research story." Speakers taught attendees how to develop and communicate compelling stories about their research. Our 2021 virtual conference will focus on using the influence we have as scientists and science communicators for the good of our communities.

 

ComSciCon Houston 2020 attendees at Rice University.