March 8, 2019

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Big week in visual science communication output this week!

First, I am so happy to share my master's thesis, after 5 years, has finally been published! And I contributed my illustrative chops to designing the figures for this article! I am so proud and happy that this is finally out there, and my 2 years of hard work with the NASA Pavilion Lake Research Project is finally published! Big smiles he...

October 21, 2018

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So excited to announce that I was a finalist in NASA's Project Mars Competition!  I worked on this project shortly after I moved to Stockholm, and I am so proud of the finished product and the story I managed to tell! 

If you'd like to see the full animation, please watch it below!

September 6, 2018

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Hej allihopa!

Just two weeks after my arrival to Sweden, I was invited by the National Kidney Association, Njjurförbundet, to present my work in transplant education at a family week for children and families of children affected by kidney disease. Total surprise + a total privilege to be whisked away to the west coast of Sweden, just north of Göteborg to a place called Grebbestad. As you can see,...

June 24, 2018

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Even in Stockholm, Sweden, I'm finding ways to continue advocating the use of visuals in scientific storytelling!

I was happy to host a conversation on Using Graphics in Visual Storytelling for the Curious Science Writers Boot Camp, and outline best techniques and skills for communicating science.  I had a great time speaking to students, and even lead a couple of activities that jogged their bra...

June 11, 2018

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I am so excited to announce that I have accepted a position as a research assistant in the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management, and Ethics at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden!

What an exciting development! Who knew this would happen!?

I'm so excited to be working on the EIT Health "CARE" project. I will be creating eLearning modules using illustrations, animations, an...

April 25, 2018

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In December 2017, I gave a "Lightning Talk" at the SciVizNYC Conference about "Scientific Storytelling". I introduced comics and sequential art as an educational tool, and showed off the production of my original comic "Finding the Footprints of Life", based on my time with the Pavilion Lake Research Project and NASA AMES. 

Check out the recorded video above, and let me know what you thin...

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