By Amy Nippert and Christina Marvin, Science Talk blog co-editors
Science talk blog is excited to welcome our two new editors, Amy Nippert and Christina M. Marvin. We’re happy to have them join the team and add their vision to the blog. Look for some changes in pitching guidelines and blog organization, but still feel free to pitch them in the meantime. We’d like to thank Simon Bakke for his great work and dedication to the blog over these past couple years. We’ll be coordinating with everyone who has recently pitched us within the upcoming weeks. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to working with you!
Amy is a full time graduate student and a part time science communicator. She is currently working on a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota.
In addition to her work studying the effect of diabetes on the vasculature of the brain and retina, she works as a freelance science writer and editor.
Amy earned a BS in Neuroscience and BA in English at the University of Arizona, where she worked as a science writer and editor for The Daily Wildcat.
In her spare time, Amy goes curling, dabbles in art, and tries to achieve new heights in a climbing gym. A desert dweller at heart, she can be found wrapped in wool scarves and drinking copious amounts of tea in her laboratory.
Christina is a trained chemist and science communicator. She is currently the lead project assistant for the Discovery Connecting Science team at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.
After almost 10 years at a public library, she began a new career with the aim to combine community engagement and science. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from King's College in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and her PhD in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, she interned at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and led organizations dedicated to science communication training such as ComSciCon - Triangle and the UNC Science Writing and Communication group.
She then focused on climate science communication for classrooms as a postdoc in science education and engagement with Bassam Shakhashiri's Science is Fun lab at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
She writes for a number of science blogs and has two wonderful fur-babies. In her spare time, she reads, runs, and explores breweries.
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