Today I feel.

I've documented my emotional state over the course of several days, each day dominated either by anger, sadness, exhaustion, or resolve, as a reminder that emotions are capricious and beneath their tumultuous surface we will always have to deal with our true selves lying in the deep.

7 Qualities of a Respectful SciComm Community

This was originally a guest blog I wrote for shareyoursci.com. They're a great site for science communication resources, so you should go check them out! The theme for the 2019 Science Talk Conference in Portland, Oregon, was ‘Community’, a fitting topic considering how quickly the field of science communication is growing and evolving. Science communicators engage with … Continue reading 7 Qualities of a Respectful SciComm Community

Do you even empathize? How empathy training and communication can save us from ourselves

As I learn of children being separated from parents in the name of border control, presidential decrees opening all U.S. waters to offshore drilling, and the dismantling of the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act, I can’t help but wonder—what place does empathy have in our current society?