Friday, June 30, 2017

Photos of Leshner fellows in Science Magazine

A photo I took of several of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute fellows was published in today's issue of Science Magazine: AAAS Leshner fellow aligns science with public service.

"LLI fellows (left to right) Ina Park, Sheena Cruickshank, and Anthony Wilson participate in a Facebook Live chat on infectious disease with [AAAS Public Engagement Project Director Emily] Cloyd (far right). CREDIT: MARY CATHERINE LONGSHORE/AAAS"

The fellows -- all infectious disease researchers -- came together for a week in June to polish their public engagement skills and took part in several events when they interacted directly with the public. Here, three fellows discussed how infectious diseases are portrayed in popular culture during a Facebook Live chat.

Two of my photos were also used in a AAAS News story on our organization's website: Leshner Fellows Put Public Engagement Strategies to Work.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Headshots: New staff headshots

Everybody gets a new headshot! That was the rule. After months of mis-matched staff headshots driving me crazy, I arranged a time to take new headshots of our team and now our photos finally have the same style on our Contact Us page.

My teammates were terrific subjects, and I took it as a complement that nearly all of them had replaced their images on Twitter, Slack, etc., by the end of the day with their new headshots. One member of our team even got some nice feedback from a friend on social media: "This is a great photo! Captures your personality and beauty so well."

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Headshots: New Staff Members

In July 2016, I took headshots for two new staff members, using the best natural light I could find in our office building. Each person sat in a windowsill in our break room. Patient colleagues!