I’m available for paid speaking opportunities. I often speak to various audiences about topics including:

  • Science writing (I’ve written a book on how to become a science writer)
  • Science communication, also called SciComm: read my articles here
  • Science policy
  • Topics at the intersection of science and society
  • Topics in neuroscience, especially cognitive and systems neuroscience
  • Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

As a former scientist, I have also taught hands-on neuroscience courses at the K-12 and medical school levels, and lectured about neuroscience to students ranging from K-12 to postgraduate levels.

My former speaking engagements include:

  • Georgetown University‘s Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
  • The University of Rochester‘s Department of Pharmacology
    • Guest lecturer, “Experimental Therapeutics,” Fall 2020
  • McMaster University‘s Engineering Graduate Society
    • Guest speaker, “Science Communication Workshop: Engaging Broad Audiences,” January 20, 2021 [event link]
  • University of Cincinnati‘s Center for Public Engagement with Science
    • Guest speaker, “Effective Science Advocacy,” March 1, 2021 [event link]
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities‘ Twin Cities Science Policy Network
    • Guest speaker, “Effective Science Advocacy,” May 25, 2021 [event info]
  • University of Rochester‘s School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • ScienceTalk 2022 Conference, Association of Science Communicators
  • ScienceTalk 2023 Conference, Association of Science Communicators
    • Virtual Talk, “What can SciCommers learn from Politicians?,” April 6, 2023 [blog post] [video]

I’ve also been a guest on many podcasts, which you can listen to here.

Please contact me to inquire about speaking opportunities.