• Democracy is pretty cool.

    We should try it some time. I love helping people participate in politics, whether it's scientists, voters or volunteers.

  • My Work

    Strategy

    Helping organizations identify the messages and messengers they need to win campaigns.

    Messaging

    Translating information from experts and advocates to effectively reach audiences.

    Organizing

    Organizing with volunteers to win campaigns and mobilize voters.

    Writing

    Medium feature writer in politics with bylines for Poynter and Undark (MIT).

    Demonstrations

    Participating in and organizing direct actions, protests and rallies is an integral part of our politics.

    Nightlife

    Organized DC's Nerd Nite, a series of Powerpoint lectures in a bar, usually science-themed.

    Organizational Change

    Helping organizations launch and relaunch their communications works.

    Coaching

    Running workshops, media training and providing crisis response to people and organizations facing political scrutiny.

    Podcast

    Run the Close Read podcast on how political arguments work in practice.

  • Highlights

    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.

    Marching for Science

    Helped volunteers and activists march for science in DC and pushed the post-march organization for more transparency and a greater focus on justice-related issues.

    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.

     

    You can see my full resume at LinkedIn.

  • Job Boards and Listings

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