Ocean Science Booklets

Anne oversaw development of this extensive five-booklet series on ocean science and stewardship while a Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. She was lead writer for the booklets, conducted image research and oversaw the development of graphics, and worked closely with expert reviewers to ensure consistency and accuracy of the content.

Each booklet draws from numerous expert reports from the National Research Council and underwent an extensive review process involving multiple scientific experts and other stakeholders. Continue reading

Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

Anne wrote this 32-page educational booklet while a Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. It is intended for a lay audience and summarizes anticipated impacts of climate change on ecosystems in seven regions of the United States.

In addition to content creation, she oversaw the booklet’s design, printing and dissemination campaign. To develop the booklet, Anne drew from source material in National Research Council reports and interviewed numerous scientists and other stakeholders to distill key messages. Continue reading

Stem Cells Booklet

Anne researched and wrote this educational booklet on stem cell basics while a Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. The goal was to provide an engaging, science-based explanation of stem cells and how they’re used in medicine to inform a more balanced public discourse on the topic, which was generating considerable controversy at the time.

An extensive review process—involving members of the clergy and groups opposed to stem cell research, in addition to many scientists—helped ensure that the booklet would speak to readers with many different perspectives.

The booklet was well-received by its target audiences and tens of thousands of copies have been distributed to classrooms, museums and other groups. Continue reading

Plant Sciences Booklet

Anne wrote this 24-page educational booklet while a communications officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Intended for a lay audience, it describes cutting-edge plant research and conveys the crucial role of plant sciences in advancing agriculture, biofuels, medicine, and other areas of innovation.

Anne developed the written content, conducted image research, and shepherded the booklet through an intensive expert review process to ensure accuracy and consistency with National Research Council reports. Continue reading

Our Microbial Planet

While a Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Anne developed this suite of products as part of a broad outreach strategy focused on emerging discoveries about the amazing ways microbes benefit us and the planet. Each product was designed to communicate to a specific audience—ranging from middle school students to college professors to scientists—to deliver key messages to the right people in the right way.
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Drinking Water Booklet

Ever think about where your tap water comes from? You’ll see this critical resource in a new way once you know the full story.

Anne wrote the content for this 28-page booklet for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. She also conducted image research, interfaced with expert reviewers to ensure the booklet accurately reflected key science and policy messages from National Research Council reports, and adapted the booklet’s content into an online resource. Continue reading

Report Briefs

Anne wrote and disseminated dozens of report briefs during her time as Communications Officer at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. These 4-page summaries provide a quick snapshot of complex scientific and science policy reports written by expert committees of the National Research Council.

For each one, Anne drafted the summary based on the full expert report, collected or created images, and shepherded the draft through a review process involving multiple stakeholders. She then played an active role in planning and implementing a rollout and promotion strategy. Continue reading