Shira D. Gordon, Ph.D.

Twitter @SheRockScience


Science Communicator
Research Entomologist

Ph.D., 2010, University of Cincinnati, Biological Sciences
M.S., 2006, University of Georgia, Entomology
BA, 2002, University of Colorado,
Major:  Environmental, Populational, Organismal Biology;
Minor: Biochemistry


I have spent many years as a research biologist but am making the transition to Science Communication.

Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss opportunities with me; I am interested.


On this website is a variety of examples of my writing scientifically, writing for a general audience, video projects, graphic design and science related artwork.

As a freelance science communicator I am interested in a number of projects.  Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Explaining topics to the level of the audience is VERY important.  In some cases that is using the cultivated scientific terms that pedantically mean a precise connotation.  However, many times stories and analogies are better ways to express the ideas.  It is not dumbing it down but instead speaking to the audience.

I have several video and written examples on this website where I use nonscientific language to explain my research.

A recent video submitted for a “Women in Adventure” film competition with the British Mountaineering Council combines adventure and science.

“She Rock Ice” explores how memories from past experiences combine with new daily adventures to create long-term memories. In this #SheRockScience snow and ice exploration, the viewer follows an ice climbing journey, thereby creating their own memory connections to ice climbing from watching the expedition.

#SheRockScience Production

Contact me for interest in creative science communication services