Clarisse Hart is the Outreach and Education Manager at Harvard Forest—a department of Harvard University and a Long-Term Ecological Research site. At Harvard Forest, she manages all public relations, including press outreach, print publications, websites, video, and social media; while also managing “K-to-gray” educational programs and directing the Fisher Museum. She co-chairs national working groups on higher education and science communication for the Long-Term Ecological Research Network. Since 2009 she has managed communication for the New England Wildlands and Woodlands conservation initiative. Prior to her work in communication, she was a field ecologist studying spiders, carnivorous plants, and humpback whales (though never at the same time). She has an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Emerson College and a BA in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Her freelance writing has recently appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Worcester Living Magazine, and Ecotone.