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've been collaborating with Loes Roes, an incredibly talented science illustrator, to create a hummingbird infographic series! Check out her awesome B&B in Panama - where you can see tons of hummers!
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!
TALKS & OTHER VIDEOS
Girls in Science & If/Then
Ornithology career talk and iNaturalist tutorial for the Burke Museum's Girls in Science and
American Association for the Advancement of Science's If/Then programs! Extra materials here.