A team from the Alda Center will visit the UNH EPSCoR to help researchers learn to communicate more effectively with people outside their field, including the general public, policy makers, the media, students, potential employers or funders, and prospective collaborators in other disciplines. Through discussion and practice, we will focus on fundamental skills — knowing your audience, connecting with your audience, and speaking clearly and conversationally about your work and why it matters. This event is private, with participation by invitation only.
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By becoming an Alda-certified instructor, Carla merges her careers in the theater and in publishing into a satisfying holistic practice. She is an editor for major publishers as well as for individual clients, developing and honing stories of all types. An actor with an extensive background in Improv, Carla believes Improv teaches us how to be truly present and how to listen, both crucial to any form of successful communication. The Alda Center’s experiential, immersive curriculum excites and inspires her in every workshop. A widely published author, she was commissioned to write two books on science for children.
Carolyn, based in New York City, is an historical marine ecologist, an award-winning professional contemporary dancer, and an Alda-certified instructor with the Alda Center at Stony Brook University who leads workshops across the United States. A member of the Alda Center team since 2015, she thoroughly enjoys using her scientist and artist halves to encourage others to more broadly, confidently, and creatively communicate their expertise. Carolyn works as an independent researcher and consultant on various projects that focus on the history of our shorelines and the impact of our changing climate.