Shira D. Gordon, Ph.D.
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
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;
After many years as a research biologist I am now a full time Science Communicator #SciComm #SciArt
Now my focus is using my scientific and communication experiences to engage the public with science and scientists with the public.
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 for scientific platforms, writing for a general audience, video projects, graphic design and science related artwork. However, more examples exist, please contact me for additional artwork and videos.
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.
One of my favorite creations is a video viewed in 360! You can move your mouse, your phone, or view it with VR glasses. The video starts with a storybook style animation introducing you to viewing in 360 and to Sequoia trees. Then after immersion into the Sequoia forest, we walk under these giants. The video was filmed with a Ricoh Theta camera.
Contact me for interest in creative science communication services