Science Communication

I believe it is critical that scientists be able to share their work with a variety of audiences, from professionals and academics at conferences to K-12 students and families at public events.

I have participated in numerous types of outreach events and activities, including leading marine science modules for middle-school aged Girl Scouts, presenting my own research with programs like Skype a Scientist or other invited events within the Lawrence area, and recently talking about my work and experiences as a scientist on science communication podcasts.

Below are some of my media features and the scicomm groups I am actively a part of, and check out my SELECTED EVENTS page showing the variety of events I have participated in. If you have any questions or want me to speak to your classroom or student groups, please feel free to email me at

EEB Graduate Student Organization

The EEB Graduate Student Organization actively participates in science communication and community outreach for K-12 and adult groups both on campus and across the Lawrence community. We are listed as a Community Partner with the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri and are a Science Booster Club with the National Center for Science Education.

To stay up to date with EEB outreach activities and events, please visit

I regularly lead modules for: "Meet a Marine Biologist" (Water Journey) and "DNA Extraction and Exploration"!


Skype a Scientist is a program that connects scientists with groups all over the world! I regularly talk to K-12 classes about jellyfish, venoms, marine biology, and evolutionary biology!