SciComm Summer #16: Sam Jones on Charting Your Own Path

Sam Jones wears many hats. She’s executive producer of the podcast Tiny Matters. She’s also worked on other podcast and video projects. She’s written about science for The Washington Post, New York Times, Scientific American, and more. She’s also the current president of the D.C. Science Writers Association. Oh, and she got her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science at UCSD in 2018. Sam does good work and has to find her own way into science communication as an “alternative” to the more typical academic pathways laid out in grad school. In our conversation, we talk about her journey and what she’s learned about doing scicomm her way.

You can find the rest of this summer’s science communication podcast series here.


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