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    Rebecca Boyle

    Science journalist, freelance, St. Louis, Mo.

    Rebecca Boyle is a freelance journalist based in St. Louis, Mo. She is a contributing writer for the Atlantic and her work regularly appears in Scientific American, FiveThirtyEight, Quanta and other publications. Rebecca primarily writes about astronomy, physics, geology, planetary science, and climate change. She was previously a staff writer at the Greeley Tribune in northern Colorado, where she covered crime and courts and was honored for outstanding beat reporting by the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters.

    Twitter: @rboyle31



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    Deborah Bright

    Communications officer, Center for Microbiome Innovation, UC San Diego, San Diego, Calif.

    A communications professional and freelance science writer, Deborah Bright leverages social media for science communication — and teaches others to do the same. She has extensive experience in public relations, media relations, social media and blogging. She has given numerous talks that show university-based scientists and science communicators about how to apply social media best practices, even if they don't have a budget for social media marketing. In the past, she's worked as a communicator at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

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    Marla Vacek Broadfoot

    Freelance science writer and editor; president, Science Communicators of North Carolina, Wendell, N.C.

    Marla Broadfoot is a freelance science writer with a Ph.D. in genetics and molecular biology. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a contributing editor at American Scientist, and president of the Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC). She is the author of A Place at the Bench, a compilation of articles about women in science commissioned by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Scientific American, Science, STAT News, Discover, Nature News, and the News and Observer. An avid yogi, she recently completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training program and is a registered instructor with Yoga Alliance.

    Twitter: @mvbroadfoot



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    Bethany Brookshire

    Staff writer, Science News for Students, Washington, D.C.

    Bethany Brookshire is the staff writer for Science News for Students and runs the blog "Scicurious" at Science News. She is the guest editor of the Open Laboratory Anthology of Science Blogging, 2009 and an editor for the Complete Guide to Science Blogging, published in 2016 by Yale University Press. She is the winner of the Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award and the Three Quarks Daily Science Writing Award, among others. She has a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in philosophy from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

    Twitter: @scicurious


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    Kathryn Brown

    Chief of communications, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Md.

    Kathryn Brown heads communications at HHMI, a leading biomedical nonprofit. Before joining HHMI, she led marketing/communications for The Conservation Fund and worked as a freelance writer, contributing to Science, Scientific American, New Scientist, and other magazines. She has served on the board of the National Association of Science Writers.

    LinkedIn: @kathrynbrowndc


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    Katie L. Burke

    Digital features editor, American Scientist, Sigma Xi Society, Blacksburg, Va.

    Katie L. Burke is a science journalist and developmental editor with a Ph.D. in biology, and is a certified yoga teacher with 10 years of experience teaching yoga practices. She has edited several award-winning features for the magazine American Scientist and enjoys coaching scientists on their nonfiction writing.

    Twitter: @_klburke


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    Diana Burley

    Executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), and professor of Human and Organizational Learning, GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development

    Global society is threatened daily by cybersecurity breaches that cause privacy violations, financial losses, catastrophic failures in critical infrastructure, and even death. Yet we face massive cybersecurity workforce shortages worldwide, lacking people who think critically, recognize patterns, efficiently analyze data, discard preconceptions, and focus deeply. During Lunch with a Scientist, join cyberworkforce expert Diana Burley to discuss ways to address the global cybersecurity workforce shortage.
    Registration is required (no charge). Limit: 20 This event is now full.

    Diana L. Burley is a globally recognized cybersecurity workforce expert who regularly advises the public and private sector on cybersecurity policy, education and workforce development initiatives. She has testified before the U.S. Congress; conducted international cybersecurity training; and written more than 90 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing and IT-enabled change. She co-chaired the joint task force that recently published the first set of global cybersecurity curricular guidelines on behalf of the world’s leading computing societies. In 2017, SC Magazine recognized her as one of 8 Women in IT Security to Watch and awarded her with their leadership award in IT Security Education. She is a member of the U.S. National Academies Board on Human-Systems Integration, and in 2014, she co-chaired the National Academies study on professionalizing the nation’s cybersecurity workforce. Prior to GW, Burley led the Cyber Corps program and managed a multi-million-dollar computer science education and research portfolio for the U.S. National Science Foundation. Other honors include: 2016 Woman of Influence by the Executive Women’s Forum in Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy; 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year; and 2014 Top Ten Influencer in information security careers. She earned her doctorate and two master's degrees from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow in public policy and management.

    Email: dburley@gwu.edu
    Web: https://gsehd.gwu.edu/directory/diana-burley


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    Amanda D. Castel

    Associate professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and co-director of the Masters of Science in Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases Program, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health

    About 13,000 people are living with HIV in the nation’s capital, making it one of the worst epidemics in the United States. During Lunch with a Scientist, join leading HIV expert Amanda Castel, who will talk about her work tracking the spread of HIV and efforts to reduce or end HIV in the District by the year 2020.
    Registration is required (no charge). Limit: 20. This lunch will be held at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Ave, NW. This event is now full.

    Amanda Castel completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, her residency in general pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a master’s of public health at Johns Hopkins University. Following her residency, she was a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer, where she was assigned to the Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Control Program at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. After EIS, she went on to complete her residency in general preventive medicine at the CDC National Center for Health Statistics.

    Email: acastel@gwu.edu
    Web: https://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/epidemiology-and-biostatistics/amanda-d-castel


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    Aileen Chang

    Assistant professor of Medicine and assistant professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

    What is the latest news on Zika research? During Lunch with a Scientist, get an update from Aileen Chang and hear more about her research on Zika-induced Guillain-Barre syndrome. She will also discuss her work on similar arboviruses like dengue and chikungunya.
    Registration is required (no charge). Limit: 22. This event is now full.

    Aileen Chang received her BS in chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, her MD at Columbia University, and her MSPH at the University of Miami while completing her residency in internal medicine. She now practices general internal medicine as an assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her research focuses on arboviruses including chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses that are all spread by the Aedes mosquito. Her current work focuses on mechanisms of dengue non-structural protein-1 in vascular permeability syndrome, the epigenetics and treatment of chikungunya arthritis, and the pathophysiology of Zika-induced GBS.

    Email: chang@gwu.edu
    Web: http://www.gwumc.edu/smhs/facultydirectory/profile.cfm?empName=Aileen%20ChangandFacID=2059533318andshow=1


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    Erin Chapman

    New media content manager, American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y.

    Erin Chapman is the new media content manager at the American Museum of Natural History, where she gets to see dinosaurs and comet dust on the regular. She's the creator and producer of “Shelf Life,” an award-winning online series taking viewers behind the scenes into the museum's scientific collections. In a former life, she was a multimedia reporter, interactive game producer, zine editor, and Emmy-nominated journalist for PBS.

    Twitter: @elcwt


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    Angela Chen

    Science journalist and essayist

    Angela Chen is a science journalist at The Verge, previously a reporter with The Wall Street Journal. Her reporting and essays have also been published in The Guardian, The Atlantic, Paris Review, Aeon Magazine, Pacific Standard, Smithsonian, Hazlitt, Catapult, and more. Her first book, ACE, is forthcoming from Beacon Press. She is on Twitter: @chengela

    Twitter: @chengela



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