Abby Olena

Abby Olena

Duke Science & Society post-doc and former AAAS Mass Media Fellow

Abby Olena is a postdoctoral fellow in Science & Society at Duke University, where she focuses on getting scientists the skills they need to connect with journalists, lawmakers, and the public. Before coming to Duke, she spent time as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Fellow at the Chicago Tribune and as a science writer for The Scientist. She received her PhD in Biological Sciences from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she studied retinal development in zebrafish. Abby lives in Carrboro with her husband, a neuroscientist, practices yoga daily, and volunteers with her dog as a therapy team.

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