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Elizabeth D

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Location Providence, RI
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Summary of Experience
Liz's passion is covering "wow-inducing" STEM topics for broad audiences. To that end, she's written about research, outreach, and awards at three universities. Liz has had the pleasure of covering topics that range from cyber attacks on drones to plant responses to climate change to mental health programming to the physics of jamming. She has experience writing in different styles, including detailed research reports, concise press releases, human interest blog posts, and profiles.
Science, Medicine
Biology, Ecology, Mental Health, Public Health
Syracuse University Sep 2009 – May 2016
Evolutionary Biology, Ph.D.

Liz followed her love of science to pursue a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology. She focused on unraveling the evolutionary causes of extreme promiscuity in red flour beetles. In addition to countless hours running experiments and collecting data in the lab, Liz enjoyed communicating her science either through writing for scientific journals or speaking to scientist or lay audiences. She discovered that she liked the communication of science more than the experiments themselves, so decided to leave academia to pursue writing full time.

Liz wrote numerous successfully funded grant proposals and was awarded an outstanding dissertation prize following her defense.

Colorado State University Sep 2001 – Dec 2005
Biology, Performing Arts, B.S. Biological Science

Liz completed two majors in the surprisingly overlapping topics of biology and performing arts. She was particularly interested in animal behavior, which requires not only precise observational skills, but creativity to generate hypotheses. On the theatrical side, she was drawn to costume design, which in addition to artistry, demands a conscientious attention to detail. Success in both fields required clear communication, whether that was in written lab reports, or in a theatrical design meeting.

Liz graduated with a 3.897 GPA and numerous scholarships and academic awards.

Association Memberships
National Association of Science Writers Oct 2015
NASW is a leading organization of science writers including journalists, freelance writers, and public information officers.

Projects by Industry

Liz has written about wide-ranging scientific topics for three universities. Projects have been featured on university blogs, printed in alumni magazines, or sent out to journalists as press releases.


Liz has written for two different medical colleges, covering research and other activities related to public health, drug pricing, cancer, and more.


Liz has written about pharmaceutical drug development and pricing for a medically-focused university.

Projects by Asset Type
Press Release

Liz wrote press releases for a medical university, some of which which were picked up by major media outlets including the LA Times, USA Today, and

Blog Post

Many of Liz's pieces are posted on university websites, some of which are also reformatted as press releases or distributed in campus newsletters.

Projects By Expertise
Research Writer

One of Liz's favorite professional tasks is to research complex topics and communicate their important bits to a broad audience.

Projects by Writing Style

The majority of Liz's work is written in a journalistic style with the goal of informing university audiences of new research efforts.

Projects by Company Size
Large Business

Liz primarily writes for large universities, but welcomes the chance to work with smaller organizations.


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