Science Communication

Please see my Selected Events and Media pages to learn more about the events I have participated in!

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


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!

Previously: 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"!