Democracy is pretty cool.
We should try it some time. I love helping people participate in politics, whether it's scientists, voters or volunteers.
Helping organizations identify the messages and messengers they need to win campaigns.
Translating information from experts and advocates to effectively reach audiences.
Organizing with volunteers to win campaigns and mobilize voters.
Medium feature writer in politics with bylines for Poynter and Undark (MIT).
Participating in and organizing direct actions, protests and rallies is an integral part of our politics.
Organized DC's Nerd Nite, a series of Powerpoint lectures in a bar, usually science-themed.
Helping organizations launch and relaunch their communications works.
Running workshops, media training and providing crisis response to people and organizations facing political scrutiny.
I work at the intersection of science, technology, politics and people.
Starting a New Congressional Committee
I served as the communications director for the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. There's no handbook for starting a new committee, so we got to do everything from scratch. I was also responsible for developing caucus-wide resources for communicating about the climate crisis.
Flipping the House
Strategic communications director for Swing Left in 2018, including managing the organization's messaging, running a big email list and implementing a blistering online get-out-the-vote campaign to encourage people to contact voters.
Stand up for Science Justice
National advisory board member for 500 Women Scientists, a grassroots group that advocates for #sciencejustice and equity in science.
Running for Science
Organized the first post-2016 candidate training for scientists through 314 Action. We have more scientists than ever in Congress today.
Shaping Science Communication
Presented climate communications working group findings at the National Academy of Science's Sackler Colloquium on science communication.
Advocacy for Scientists
I served as a science communications officer at the Union of Concerned Scientist where I worked on climate and energy, nuclear security, government transparency and defending scientists' free speech rights, including helping scientists respond to politicized attacks on their research. I also conducted an analysis of a year's worth of cable news coverage of climate science.
Job Boards and Listings
These are the jobs boards and listings I follow. Let me know if you find some more worth flagging. I regularly share this with folks looking for work.
Idealist.org - General progressive, non-profit jobs
GAIN Power - Job board focused on progressive campaigns, non-profits
Daybook.com - Political, policy and non-profit jobs
Bluestate - Progressive firm with a newsletter that includes job listings
Matt Lockshin Digital Jobs - Progressive digital jobs newsletter
DNC Talent Bank - Newsletter w/ Democratic party and independent progressive jobs
EMILY’s List job bank - Newsletter
Tom Manatos jobs - Capitol Hill, lobbying and DC jobs
On-Ramps - Mid- and senior-level recruitment for foundations, non-profits, advocacy
Nerdy Email - Progressive list-serv for digital operatives who largely work on email