Team

Meet Our Team

Steering Committee

Guiding SciPEP in the important initiative to explore the critical intersection of public engagement and basic research is our committee which includes scientists, communicators, and scholars who study and practice science communication:

Ani Aprahamian
Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, University of Notre Dame

Sarah R Davies
Professor of Technosciences, Materiality, and Digital Cultures, University of Vienna

Suzanne Ffolkes
Chief Communications Officer, The Optical Society (OSA)

Tiffany Lohwater
Chief Communications Officer, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, University of California, Berkeley

Spiros Michalakis
Mathematical Physicist and Manager of Outreach for the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, Caltech

Alysson Muotri
Professor, UCSD School of Medicine

Brian Nord
Scientist, U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Erika Shugart
Executive Director, National Science Teaching Association

Becky Thompson
Head of the Office of Education and Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Matthew S. VanDyke
Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Advertising & Public Relations, The University of Alabama

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Sara K. Yeo
Associate Professor, The University of Utah

SciPEP Team

Rick Borchelt
Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Office of Science, Department of Energy

Brooke Smith
Director, Public Engagement with Science, The Kavli Foundation

Keegan Sawyer
Project Director, Public Engagement, Contractor, Communications and Public Affairs, Office of Science, Department of Energy

Allison Eckhardt
Deputy Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Office of Science, Department of Energy

Natalie Soldan
Communications Specialist, Contractor, Office of Science, Department of Energy

Karen Andrade

Karen Andrade
Civic Science Fellow, Science Philanthropy Alliance

Katie McKissick
Manager, Digital Engagement, The Kavli Foundation

Elaine Bui

Elaine Bui
Manager, Meetings and Events, The Kavli Foundation

Lauren Budenholzer 
Public Engagement with Science Specialist, The Kavli Foundation

Melina Fuentes
Administrative Specialist, Public Engagement with Science, The Kavli Foundation


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