Five Reasons I love Marine Biology

Its time for another listicle! This one is devoted to my love for the field of marine biology and the scientists who study ocean ecosystems. Here are five reasons why I think marine biology is awesome: It’s like MacGyver meets James Bond. Pretty much any marine biology field or lab experiment involves the combination of … Continue reading Five Reasons I love Marine Biology

Four Things Every Science Communicator Dreads about Conference Posters (and how to avoid the things!)

I’ve created a list of five things to avoid when making a conference poster, and what you can do instead. This isn’t an exhaustive list of pointers for designing a good poster—there are plenty of sites out there with that kind of information. This list is more about hacking away at the wretched habits of generations of boring posters, and moving into an era free from (okay, at least less dominated by) columns and boxes.

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?