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.


Here is one video I made that is part of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science 2018 Flame Challenge.  The topic is “What is Climate” explained to 11-yr old students.


#SheRockScience Production

Contact me for interest in creative science communication services