• Mal Rajagopalan M.D.

    Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

  • Sallie Randolph

    Owner, Randolph Law Office

    Sallie Randolph is a practicing attorney, freelance writer, and publishing consultant. She concentrates her law practice on the representation of authors, often consulting with or serving as co-counsel to other attorneys on publishing cases. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Michigan State University and is a cum laude graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.


  • Czerne Reid

    Assistant News Director, University of Florida Health Science Center

    Czerne Reid, PhD, is a science writer and assistant news director at the University of Florida Health Science Center.

    Czerne earned her doctorate in environmental chemistry at Emory University, and graduate certificate in science communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her bachelor's degree in chemistry is from the University of the West Indies, Mona, in her native Jamaica.


  • David M. Rothschild

    Economist, Microsoft Research New York

    David Rothschild is a founding member of Microsoft Research's new New York City lab, having joined after a postdoc stint as an economist at Yahoo! Research. He has written extensively, in both the academic and popular press, on polling, prediction markets, and predictions of upcoming events; most of his popular work has focused on predicting elections and an economist take on public policy. Various projects, including Yahoo!’s The Signal, act as online laboratories dedicated to prediction, interest and sentiment models, polling and prediction games.


  • Cristine Russell

    Senior fellow, Harvard Kennedy School & president, CASW

    Cristine Russell is an award-winning journalist who has written about science, health, and the environment for more than three decades. She is an adjunct lecturer and senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. A former Washington Post reporter, Russell is currently a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review cjr.org and a correspondent for The Atlantic online.



  • Jill Sakai

    Science Writer, University of Wisconsin-Madison



  • Beth Schachter

    Writer, editor, consultant and coach in scientist-to-scientist communications

    Beth first made the transition from Ph.D. researcher to writer, and then from writer to successful writing coach and consultant.


  • Megan Scudellari

    Freelance journalist

    Megan is a freelance science writer and journalist based in Durham, North Carolina, specializing in the life and environmental sciences.

    She has contributed to Scientific American, Earth, Nature Medicine, BioTechniques, Cancer Discovery and Pacific Standard, among others. She is currently a correspondent for The Scientist magazine.


  • Ivan Semeniuk

    Chief of Correspondents, Nature Publishing Group

    Ivan Semeniuk has been the U.S. news editor for Nature since May 2010. As a science journalist he has written for magazines, television and online media for the past 17 years and has looked at contracts `from both sides now.'


  • Marie-Claire Shanahan

    Associate Professor of science education and science communication, University of Alberta

    Marie-Claire Shanahan (Twitter: @mcshanahan) is a professor of science education and science communication at the University of Alberta. She researches and writes about how and why students make decisions to pursue their interests science, in high schools, post-secondary education and informal science education. She also teaches courses in the use of online media for science teaching and communication and relies every day on her favorite curators to help her bring her students the best of science on the web.