19 Jan 2015 Hello, Amanda!
One of the best things about growing as a company is that we get to offer our associates opportunities for growth, too. Our science writer, Amanda Maxwell, has been a Talk Science to Me associate since June 2013, and now we’re pleased to announce that she’s moving into a formal part-time position with us.
Amanda’s career began as a veterinary surgeon in practice, followed by a PhD where she researched monitoring nutritional status in cats and dogs. During her post-doc, she worked on osteoporosis, examining bone response to strain. Although she thrived on the bench work and experimental design, her favourite part of research life was translating and communicating her findings to a broader audience.
For the past couple of years, Amanda has been exploring her passion for communicating research by developing an expertise in writing and communications. She recently completed a digital communications certificate from Simon Fraser University, and she’s also finishing up a post-degree diploma in professional communication from Douglas College. Amanda is also very involved in the arts, as a mixed media artist and as social media support for local arts nonprofits. We’re lucky to benefit from Amanda’s unique combination of science expertise, social media savvy and artistic talent.
As our lead writer, Amanda will continue working on her existing projects, including writing for three blogs that review and summarize recent research: Accelerating Proteomics, Examining Food and Inside Biobanking. She’ll also continue writing for the Talk Science blog (check out her past articles) and will take on a bigger role in supporting our social media channels and creating new marketing materials.
We’re excited that Amanda is contributing her expertise to help Talk Science grow. Thank you, Amanda!