What I love about science is its power to change the world; what I love about science communication is its power to change minds.
I work at a medical education company called The Fundingsland Group, where I create educational programs that teach doctors about new technologies, research, and best practices. We ask doctors about their clinical opinions and practice patterns before and after each educational program, and it’s exciting to see their increased confidence and understanding.
In 2019, The Fundingsland Group conducted a survey of Ophthalmic World Leaders to assess current opinions and business practices of professionals across the ophthalmic space.
In 2020, I presented the results of this survey and moderated a panel discussion on various topics of professional development including networking, negotiating, and work-life balance. Watch the video here!
In 2020, I was selected to participate in the OWL Fellows Program, a mentorship program for emerging leaders in the ophthalmic space.
In 2012, I founded the neuroscience education and outreach website Knowing Neurons together with fellow graduate students. We wrote articles that featured custom-made graphics to make neuroscience accessible to anyone interested in learning about the brain and mind!
In 2016, we won the Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award for our contributions to public communication, outreach, and education about neuroscience. I stepped down from my role as Editor-in-Chief in 2017 and am ecstatic that the site continues to thrive!