Science Storytelling for Impact

Date and Location
Monday April 19, 2021 12:00pm

Zoom Registration Link


Dr. Carlie Wiener
Director of Communications and Engagement Strategy
Schmidt Ocean Institute

Carlie Wiener will be the host/keynote speaker, along with a panel of journalist/science communication experts.

Expert Panel

Tatiana Schlossberg
Freelance Journalist and Author

Tatiana Schlossberg is an award-winning journalist and former New York Times Science writer whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Yale Environment 360, and elsewhere. Her book, Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, about the unseen environmental and climate impacts of the Internet and technology, food, fashion and fuel, won the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award in 2020.

Amelia Hennighausen
Media Editor, Nature Research & Adjunct Photojournalism Professor, Fordham University

For over twenty years, Amelia Hennighausen has worked in photojournalism as a photo editor, content creator, director, writer, and professor. She has been a professor of photojournalism at Fordham University for over a decade. She has freelanced at almost every major publishing institution in New York, and at many independents. Most recently, she worked at Bloomberg News, leading the Sustainability and Tech sections, and general news desk; The Wall Street Journal on all the news desks at some point; and currently works at Nature, where she is happiest collaborating with scientists and editors on ideas of how best to present stories. When travel allows, she plans to finish her documentary on the Central Apennine mountains in Italy.

Kira Coley
Senior Editor, ECO Magazine

Kira Coley is an expert science writer and senior editor of ECO Magazine, a leading international ocean science publication that aims to raise awareness and promote solutions for the ocean’s most prevalent issues. She was one of the most prolific freelance writers in the ocean sector and correspondent for several ocean technology and maritime trade publications, reporting on every ocean topic from deep-sea exploration to the melting ice caps. Kira is a lecturer in science communication at the University of Portsmouth and serves as the communication advisor to the Centre of Blue Governance (UK).

David Eades
Chief Presenter, BBC. Conference Host and Moderator

For the last 25 years, David has worked as a frontline presenter and correspondent for the BBC. His postings include Europe, Ireland and Senior Sports News Correspondent. As both an anchor and correspondent, David has covered major news stories from the death of Princess Diana to terrorism attacks in Paris, Madrid and the UK. He has pursued global political issues since the 1990’s and has also covered major live events, such as Olympic Games and Football World Cups. David has developed an increasing interest in climate, energy and environment issues, bringing stories to a global tv audience, as well as hosting international Climate and Sustainability events from the Caribbean to the South Pacific, North America, Asia and Europe.