Science Communication and Outreach

Ultimately, science should benefit humanity. Increasing public engagement with science and the scientific process is key to sustained dialogue about the challenges we face, the innovations we need, and the development of a more just society. My outreach work has included multiple topics and audiences, from elementary school students to adults. Selected highlights below:

Black In Microbiology Week

Black Microbiologists Association

As co-founder and organizing member, I have helped to bring these virtual events to a global audience. Click to view events

Vaccine Roundtable WDIV4 Local News

Panel discussion with experts ahead of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. Dec 2020. Click to view.

Picture A Scientist – Post Screening Panel Discussion

ASM members and special guest Dr. Jane Willenbring discuss the film Picture a Scientist and the ongoing pervasive nature of bias and sexual harassment in STEM fields. Click to view.

Carnegie Science Center

Panelist in the #VaccineSpeakerSeries to discuss “What’s next for public health?” and the lessons learned from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click to view.

Classroom outreach

Through organizations like Skype A Scientist, I have had the opportunity to share my research with students and chat about science topics that interest them by connecting virtually to classrooms across the U.S.

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