Our Team

Here at Science Connected we are dedicated to increasing public understanding of science by making it accessible to everyone. We have been delivering multimedia science news to the public since 2014. Our volunteers translate peer-reviewed research findings into accessible insights on science, nature, and technology. Any personal views expressed in this publication are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily represent those of other contributors, editors, or Science Connected. We strive to uphold high standards of journalistic integrity. To that end, we follow the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Staff

Editor in Chief: Kate Stone

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Kate is a journalist with 20 years of experience in print and digital media, scientific research, and multimedia science communication. She is passionate about spreading science literacy and social good.

Copy Editor: Jess Romaine

Jess is a freelance copy editor who works with academic and other nonfiction authors to produce clear, effective, error-free writing. In common with our authors at Science Connected, she has a deep appreciation of science. Connect with her at editorjromaine.com.

Development Coordinator: Kelly Derham

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Kelly started in science communication by writing about her own graduate research. Originally from the Bay Area, she now teaches biology and anatomy in Philadelphia and is committed to both formal and informal science education. She also enjoys traveling, running, and playing frisbee with her dog.

Social Media Specialist: Ruth Clark

Ruth is a solo world traveler, writer, teacher, and social media extraordinaire. Her work focuses on travel, wellness, and authentic living. She currently calls Denver home and finds joy in world travel, wandering the woods, hanging with her siblings, and social justice.

Contributors

Radhika Desikan

Radhika is a plant scientist by training who has taught plant science for several years, and researched and published on the behavior of plants facing various abiotic and biotic stresses. She has recently been interested in plant science outreach to schools and communicating plant science to a younger audience.

Emily Folk

Emily Folk is a sustainability and green tech writer. Her goal is to help people become more informed about the world around them and how they fit into it.  You can read more of her work on her blog, Conservation Folks, or follow her on Twitter.

Max Goldberg

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Max contributes wildlife and other photography to Science Connected. He grew up in the northern Chicago suburbs and is currently studying aerospace engineering at Iowa State University. In addition to being an award-winning photographer, Max enjoys flying radio-controlled planes and engineering his own RC creations. You can view his extensive photography portfolio on Flickr.

Neha Jain

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Neha is a Science Connected Magazine staff journalist based in Hong Kong who has a passion for sharing science with everyone. She writes about biology, conservation, and sustainable living. She has worked in a cancer research lab and facilitated science learning among elementary school children through fun, hands-on experiments. Visit her blog Life Science Exploration to read more of her intriguing posts on unusual creatures and our shared habitat. Follow Neha on Twitter @lifesciexplore.

Jacqueline Mattos

Jacqueline is a Brazilian biologist who works mainly with plant ecology, biogeography and phylogenetics. She has an MSc in Environmental Sciences and became a science writer in order to communicate about the current environmental and ecological crises. When not researching or writing, she likes to climb rocks and be outdoors.

Emily Rhode

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Emily is a municipal water resources educator. Her goal is to make science accessible and interesting for everyone. She has worked as an outdoor environmental educator, science teacher, and professional communicator and trainer. You can follow her on Twitter @riseandsci.

Cathy Seiler

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Dr. Cathy Seiler is the manager of the Biobank Core Facility at Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital. She received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Boston University and her PhD at the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, studying cancer. In her spare time, Cathy is the editor for ISBER News and writes about science and the life of a scientist on her blog Things I Tell My Mom.

Steven Spence

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Steven contributes photography and general science articles to Science Connected. His extensive body of work in nature photography is both beautiful and informative. He enjoys photography, nature, and science, and is an avid fan of Calvin and Hobbes. Steven researches his subjects, showcases his concerns about the environment, and advocates for more biodiversity and fewer pesticides in agriculture.

Jonathan Trinastic

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Dr. Jonathan Trinastic earned his PhD in physics at the University of Florida. He is interested in renewable energy technology and sustainable energy policies, as well as living by Ernst Schumacher’s mantra that “small is beautiful.” Read more of Jonathan’s work at his personal blog, Goodnight Earth, and follow him on Twitter @jptrinastic. All views expressed are solely his own and do not reflect those of his employer.

Emily Willoughby

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Emily is a researcher, author, paleontological illustrator, and nature photographer with a passion for anything and everything with feathers. Her work—ranging from paleoart to science communication on evolution—has been featured in journals, books, and museums around the world. Her artwork, photography, and social media links can be found on emilywilloughby.com. She is currently working toward a graduate degree in cognitive psychology.