Objective: To secure a challenging position in which I can apply my unique combination of academic training, broadcast experience, and science education expertise towards developing entertaining science based programming for adults and children with a specific emphasis on promoting women’s interests in science.
The Science Channel - December 2008 to present — Producing and hosting short segments for their international science variety program, Brink.
Revision3 - February 2008 to present — I host and produce a segment called “Rad Science” for an internet video podcast called PopSiren. I choose topics, research and write scripts, coordinate with the executive producer and director, organize props and basic graphics for the shoot, and am the on-screen host. You can view clips here, here, and here.
Pixel Corps – May 2007 to present — I am the host and producer for the audio program, Potential Energy, and a high-quality internet video program called Food Science, which is currently licensed by OnNetworks. I choose topics, research and write scripts, plan computer graphics, coordinate with the executive producer and director, purchase all props for the shoot, and play the on-screen host. I am also an occasional expert/guest on the This Week in Media audio podcast and the MacBreak video podcast produced by Alex Lindsay of Pixelcorps. You can view the Food Science demo-reel here.
KDVS 90.3 FM – 1999 to present – Hosting and producing my own radio program, This Week in Science, taught me the invaluable skills of verbal presentation, time management, and interviewing. I also manage the sister website to the radio program, gaining experience in writing about science for a general audience and communicating with our listeners.
The Science Channel - May-June, 2008 — I contracted to act as the field reporter for the Science Channel during the World Science Festival. I was responsible for leading on-camera interviews with prominent scientists from around the globe.
The Skeptologists - May 2008 — I played an expert/skeptic in a pilot for an alternative/docu-reality television program called The Skeptologists. The pilot is currently in production. The promo is available here.
This Week in Science Network - May 2008 — I am the director of the This Week in Science Network, the development of which is based on the popularity and focus of my audio podcast, This Week in Science.
MacBreak - January 2008 — On-site host for the 2008 MacWorld Conference. I located companies at the conference who had products with an interesting scientific twist, and led on-camera interviews for MacBreak, a popular internet video podcast. You can view clips here and here.
WNBC-TV – January to February, 2006 – I was hired as a temporary producer for the medical/health desk ‘Live at 5’ news segment. I scheduled interviews, field produced, researched, wrote, and edited scripts, chose B-roll and worked with editors to produce stories, and oversaw the activities of an intern. I also worked closely with the reporter and head producers to choose and schedule the stories we ran.
WNBC-TV – September to December, 2005 – I was chosen in a competitive application process to spend ten weeks as an AAAS Mass Media Fellow working at WNBC-TV in New York, NY learning the craft of science/medical writing for television. I pitched and researched stories, wrote scripts, and produced pieces for the evening news medical/health segment. I also performed the organizational tasks of the producer while she was out of town.
WIDSI (‘Watch It. Don’t Squash It.’) - 2005 - After-school educational science program for grades 1-5 in West Sacramento, CA elementary school, in which I developed and organized biological science presentations and activities for children grades 1-5.
Campus News Service – January to July, 2003 – At the University of California, Davis News Service, as an intern I worked on the production of short television broadcast news stories about UC Davis for a local public television station. I researched and wrote scripts, logged videotape, and scheduled interviews.
Summary of Skills:
• Production Experience (Television)
• Production Experience (Radio)
• On-Air Talent/Hosting (Radio, Television)
• Science Writing (Television, Radio, Web, Video Podcasting)
• New Media Production/Talent (Blog, Audio and Video Podcasting)
President of the Northern California Association for Women in Science, 2006: active member since 2004
National Association of Science Writers: active member since 2005
• Ph.D. in Physiology with an emphasis in neurophysiology from UC Davis, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior (NPB) – December, 2006.
• B.S. in Wildlife Management from UC Davis, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, June 1996. References available upon request.