I’m an independent consultant and my clients include 314 Action, Cater Communications, Climate Access, and Sigma Xi. I also volunteer as communications director for the March for Science.
From October 2015 to December 2016 I worked for Cater Communications, a bipartisan strategic communications firm, on a full time basis. (Site and newsletters.)
I took a leave of absence in September, October and November to work for NextGenClimate, where I held down a field office in Athens, Ohio. (Site)
I own and run ScienceCommunicationMedia.com, which uses Patreon and affiliate links.
I’m doing more writing outside of my day job, most recently for Undark.org.
Through UCS and other professional affiliations, the following organizations paid for some travel, meals and registration costs associated with conducting workshops on their behalf:
- American Geophysical Union
- Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
- United Nations Foundation
I concentrate my charitable giving on Population Services International (annual report), which I learned about from Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save. Personally, I like the idea of contributing to the greatest amount of immediate good per dollar possible.
I’m a pragmatist and have worked with, around and for people associated with both major political parties. I worked for the office of Jim Saxton, a Republican member of Congress from my home district in New Jersey. I also worked for the Center for Policy Alternatives, a now-defunct non-partisan progressive think tank.
I live and work in DC – a one-party town as far as local government is concerned – and am registered as a Democrat. I’ve made political contributions to my friend Sean Sharkey, who ran twice for local town office in New Jersey, winning the second time, and two acquaintances: Rebecca Thompson (ran for MI state rep.), and Jon Hoadley (MI state rep).
In 2016, I worked in Ohio on behalf of NextGen Climate, a SuperPAC that endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.