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    Lyl Tomlinson

    Watch the Archived Recording Lyl Tomlinson first received Alda Center training in improvisational theater techniques in spring 2014 as a Biology Teaching Assistant. Since then, he helped launch the Alda Center’s Science Unplugged program, in which Stony B ...

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    Colin West, PhD

    The Alda Center team is proud to recognize the amazing rock star #scicomm skills of Colin West, PhD, a recent graduate of Stony Brook University. Colin left Stony Brook and the Alda Center in June to pursue a new adventure at University of California Sant ...

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    Rachael Coccia

    Rachael came to the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science from a diverse background. She was the Host and Associate Producer of an educational children's show, Aqua Kids, for two seasons while earning a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations at ...

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    Janet Carpenter

    Alda Alumni: Janet Carpenter Janet is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Nursing at Indiana University, where she also serves as Associate Dean for Research. Her research has focused on preventing breast cancer through identifying non-hormonal tre ...

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    Jason Organ

    Alda Alumni: Jason Organ Jason is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine. His research focuses on how the shape and structure of bones and muscles influence the way they work. He is on the Board of Di ...

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    Sara ElShafie

    Alda Alumni: Sara ElShafie Sara ElShafie is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, where she studies the impact of climate change on reptile communities. Inspired by storytelling techniques used in filmmaking, she created a worksh ...

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    Tuba Agartan

    Alda Alumni: Tuba Agartan  Tuba is an associate professor of health policy and management at Providence College and a recent Takemi Fellow at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. After growing up in Turkey, she moved to Binghamton to pursue her ...

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    Brian Foy

    Alda Alumni: Brian Foy Brian grew up in Indianapolis in “a big, loud Catholic family full of actresses” and was drawn to science at a young age. After falling in love with research and fieldwork as an undergraduate, he moved on to the Tropical Medicine de ...

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    Alumni Profile: Gail Langellotto

    From gatekeeper to guide: One professor’s experience with the Alda Center Gail Langellotto, a professor at Oregon State University, was getting burnt out by her career in academia. She loved her research about the effects of planned landscapes on pollinat ...

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    Featured Alumna: Temeika Fairley

    Facing Congress, facing stage fright For most of her life, Temeika Fairley has had terrible stage fright. Part of her job as a senior health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires her to speak at Congressional inquiries, test ...