Introducing the 2021-2022 Science Communication Fellows

We are excited to work with these talented young scientists, who were selected out of a total of 53 applicants as recipients of the GC Science Communication Fellowship for 2021-2022.

Students in the fellowship program receive training and preparation via the GC Science Communication Academy to become effective science communicators who are skilled at engaging the general public in an ongoing dialogue about their research, advocating for support of the sciences outside of the university setting, and promoting the role of CUNY in advancing science and science education for the public good.

Learn more about the GC Science Communication Academy and Science Communication Fellowship Program.

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Favour Achimba

Favour Achimba is in her 2nd year with the Biology Ph.D. program. Her research is focus on targeted venom therapies against cancer growth and metastasis. Experienced in research, scientific writing, data analysis, and project management. She works in Professor Mande Holford’s lab at Hunter College. You can learn more about her on her LinkedIn page. She wants to develop scicomm skills that will help her reach graduate and high school students in developing African countries like Nigeria and Ghana through social media to properly educate them about the opportunities in science and provide access to the information they need to make decisions.

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Katherine Anderson

Katherine Anderson is in her 3rd year with the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Ph.D. program. She conducts research in in Professor Osceola Whitney’s lab at CCNY where she investigates social learning mechanisms in the zebra finch songbird brain. In addition to neuroscience, she also work to promote science literacy in higher education and have interests in improving science accessibility through methods of communication. She is one of the two students who launched the CUNY SciComs Symposium last year, which gives students experience translating and presenting their research for lay audiences. You can learn more about her on Linkedin.

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Yuzhe Song

Yuzhe Song is a Ph.D. candidate in Physics and he is affiliated with the AMNH’s Astrophysics department. He currently works in the lab of Professor Timothy Paglione at York Collage where his thesis research is focused on searching for faint astrophysical signs. He also serves on the Committee for Sexual-Orientation & Gender Minorities in Astronomy (SGMA) at the American Astronomical Society (AAS). He is passionate about using scicomm in his teaching methods. You can learn more about him on Linkedin.