Science communication is deeply important—without it, what's the point in doing research? I 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 might connect to biology in different ways. I am determined to make my work as accessible as I can to everyone. Below are a handful of the outreach initiatives I have underway, or am plugged into:
Join me for a trip back to the Azores to read about seabirds in the Atlantic! I wrote a guest blog with "Dispatches From the Field" about my work with storm-petrels and shearwaters.
I got to write an article for the Salish Sea Currents about the ongoing avian population recovery in the Elwha River, and the amazing people studying it!
I wrote an article with Exploration Revealed, the online magazine for the Scientific Exploration Society, on my graduate research studying how hummingbirds move!
I've been working with museums since I was a first-year undergrad: first at the Oakes Museum and now at the Burke Museum! Museums are incredible educational powerhouses that allow us to foster connections between people and wildlife—sometimes local animals, sometimes ones that we'd never get to see otherwise! I have given many museum talks and been involved in museum social media, events, and behind-the-scenes collection tours—I've even designed some museum displays. Click on the photos below for more information.