Organizing Committee

Cyan  James

Cyan James

Graduate Student, Public Health and Genetics, University of Washington

Cyan James studied journalism, bioethics, and genetics as an undergraduate. She earned an MFA in creative writing and continues to work on novels and essays

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Susanna Kohler

Susanna Kohler

Science Highlights Editor, American Astronomical Society
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Astronomy
ComSciCon Co-founder

I received my PhD from University of Colorado Boulder in 2014, with my dissertation work spanning two fields: high-energy astrophysics and science

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Rosa Li

Rosa Li

Graduate Student, Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

Rosa is a PhD student in Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University studying the development and neural basis of risky decision-making. Her current

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Mandy  Liesch

Mandy Liesch

Graduate Student, North Carolina State University, Soil Science

Mandy is an artist trapped in the body of a soil scientist. She is a PhD student at North Carolina State University, researching how much storm-water soils

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Kara Manke

Kara Manke

Ph.D., MIT, Physical Chemistry
Science Writer, Duke University News & Communications
ComSciCon Co-founder

Kara Manke completed a Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2015 and is currently a Science Writer in Duke University's News & Communications office. Read more about Kara Manke

Kate  McClure

Kate McClure

Graduate Student, Marine Ecology, Northeastern

I am a PhD student studying marine ecology at Northeastern University's Marine Science Center. I use rocky intertidal systems throughout the Gulf of Maine

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