Science Media Specialist

Storyteller

Consultant

Trainer

ABOUT ME

Mom. Question-haver. Trying.

Science belongs on social media. Storytellers should pursue their audiences. And those with power and resources should support risk-takers and remove barriers for others.

I work to make all that happen.

I grew up outdoors in Kentucky. After reading A Ring of Endless Light, in which the heroine saves sick dolphins by talking to them with her mind, I decided it would be pretty neat if that were my job. By the time I realized that dolphin telepathy wasn't a real career, I was thoroughly hooked on the ocean, so for a while I researched the ocean to save the world. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 and received my PhD in Ecology from the University of Georgia in 2014.

Near the end of my PhD, I decided that I didn't want to add to the huge body of excellent research already in the world; I wanted to help people find and use science to make good decisions for themselves, which are good decisions for the planet (since we depend on the Earth for literally everything).

Since then, I've spent my time connecting people with science. I have extensive experience articulating communications strategies, developing digital content, meaningfully engaging with strangers, and learning from quantitative analytics.

Read more about my professional journey on the Naturejobs blog or in the Ecological Society of America's #myscicomm series.

SERVICES

I am an award-winning science communicator who has both a PhD and 5+ years of extremely broad science media experience. I have worked with Springer Nature to deliver training workshops; I experimented with social media techniques for brands while I was the media department for a marine science lab; and my photography, videography, and website-building skills have been used by scientific institutions on 2 continents.

I am unstoppably and loudly enthusiastic about how science makes life better. Get in touch to see how I can bring my energy to your projects.

Storytelling

I tell stories on digital platforms using photos, videos, audio, and writing. My live performances are anchored by honesty and humor. My storytelling services include:

Keynote speaker

Live event/livestreaming emcee/producer

Brand partnerships

On-camera talent

Science performer

Content producer

Storyboarding/scripting

Voice-over/narration

Consulting

I work with individuals and businesses that want to use communications to better meet their goals. I also design and execute communications strategies (including being written into grants) for scientists who would like to work with a science communicator to enhance the outreach or broader impacts components of their research. My consulting services include:

Website design/content creation

Outreach planning/execution

Digital advertisement/campaign creation

Illustration (figures, abstracts, etc.)

Training

My workshops are interactive, product-driven, modular, and flexible and can be as short as an hour or as long as a multi-day boot camp. Contact me to develop a customized workshop that best meets your needs. Or hire me to deliver a pre-designed workshop on:

Advancing Justice with SciComm

How and why to make a personal website

Advanced social media techniques

Intro to visual media production

Using comm's to advance your career

How to leave academia

PORTFOLIO

STORYTELLING

keynote speaker

University of Georgia,

Odum School of Ecology

Graduate Student Symposium

content producer

"You put me in their shoes- I felt their grief."

the story of

the White House

brand partner

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blog post for The

Ocean Conservancy

on-camera talent

my YouTube channel

storyboarding/scripting

science explainer videos

science presenter

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my winning 3 Minute Thesis presentation

voice-over/narration

New Scientist Live

livestreaming host

science decoration

contest

social media

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hashtags, trends, and memes

CONSULTING

website building

LUMCON

2017

outreach

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advertisements

"I applied for this position just because of this ad."

faculty video ad

website building

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Rowan University,

School of Earth and Environment

2019

outreach

ornithology fieldwork

advertisements

summer school posters

illustrations

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visual abstract

illustrations

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original drawing

TRAINING

sharing my journey

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The Naturejobs Blog

workshops

customizable, interactive,

and product-driven

sharing my journey

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RÉSUMÉ

click here for my résumé

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CONTACT

What would you like to chat about?

schuttve@gmail.com

New Jersey, USA

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