I believe that science communication is of the utmost importance - without it, many of our research efforts could be rendered inconsequential. I also believe that science should be shared through as many creative outlets as possible, in order to reach a broad, diverse audience of people from all ages and backgrounds, who may connect to biology in different ways. I am determined to make my work accessible to those who have been scientifically underrepresented. The simple vector piece on the top left of this page, based on a photograph from my friend Dylan Winkler, is intended to represent bridging this gap. Below are a handful of the outreach initiatives I have underway, or am plugged into:
I wrote an article with Current Conservation on owl banding and the value of banding stations! Amazing artwork by Aindri Chakraborty.
I got to partner with Youthforce and the Behavioral Ecophysics Lab to talk about career paths and getting plugged into ornithology!
Click on the pictures for the links!
MUSEUM OUTREACH & GAMES
I thoroughly enjoy museum outreach, such as with the Oakes Museum and the Burke Museum! I work with the Burke's "Girls in Science" program to share STEM with middle schoolers from underrepresented groups. Currently, I'm developing "Hummingbird Sugar Rush", a game that teaches students about hummingbird foraging strategies! This work is partially funded by the Animal Behavior Society. Check back for more updates soon!