Allison Coffin, Ph.D.
Dr. Allison Coffin is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Washington State University Vancouver, where she studies acoustic communication and hearing loss. She has more than 10 years of experience teaching communication workshops to a variety of scientific and professional audiences and was the Audience Choice winner at the 2014 U.S. FameLab Finals, a science communication competition hosted by NASA and National Geographic. Dr. Coffin runs the science communication website communicatalyst.com and is a long-time member of Toastmasters International. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amelia Lamb has degrees in journalism and public affairs, and her graduate coursework focused on the intersection of communication and science in public policy. She is the publications manager and editor at the Washington State Department of Commerce, where she reviews and edits external publications for public and legislative audiences. She is a founding member of Science Talk. Outside of work, Amelia can be found herding cats and chickens and enjoying everything life in the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Kirsten Sanford, Ph.D.
Kirsten Sanford, Ph.D., is owner of Broader Impacts Productions. Dr. “Kiki” is a freelance science presenter and reporter who loves media. She studied molecular, cellular, and integrative physiology and has over 10 years experience producing and hosting radio and television programming with companies such as PLoSOne, WNBC, and The Science Channel/Discovery Communications. She currently hosts the “This Week in Science” podcast.
Colin Coleman is a recovering academic sharing his love of science with others in a myriad of ways including trivia shows, movie parodies, and stand-up comedy. Colin graduated from Oregon Health & Science University in 2022 with a MS degree in Cell Biology; he claims it’s the most intimate subject because it’s a way for big bunches of cells to really understand themselves on a fundamental level. Outside of ASC, Colin can be found cooking, gardening, or hosting a board game night with friends (a way of justifying his collection of over 100 games)
Steven Sobieszczyk is a scientist and storyteller. In his day job he studies dirt and water quality and talks about science. He is heavily involved in science writing, public speaking, video production, media relations, and public engagement. At night he doodles on napkins for his kids. With his free time, he plays Dungeons & Dragons and runs marathons.
Andy Freeberg’s career in science communications includes time at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Stanford University’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and the University of Washington’s College of Engineering and Pacific Marine Energy Center. He is currently Head of Communications at the fusion power company Zap Energy. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Science and Natural History Filmmaking and is a proud Minnesota native and Northwestern University alumnus.