What do you do?
With real-world experience and professional training in written, visual, and digital communication, I translate cutting-edge research into accessible and engaging materials. Analytically, I identify and connect information across issues, disciplines, and audiences. Aesthetically, I embrace thoughtful messaging, social media, videos, and visual design. I am an innovative self-starter excelling in creativity and collaboration.
Why did you choose this field?
I worked as a scientist for over seven years, but realized that so much of what we do is not understood or even told to the public. My prior experience in photography and modeling had led to an interest in communications, but I did not know science communication was a field until graduate school. So I merged with love of science with my interests in cosmetics, skincare, and fashion to create my science communication brand, Notes By Niba.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
Being featured on numerous podcasts and blogs that I would read as younger-me.
Why do you love working in STEM?
I want to share the wonder of science with the wider world and report what scientists are now discovering through video, audio, and social media.
Best advice for next generation?
Explore ALL avenues - there are hundreds of types of scientists and doctors and engineers and mathematicians. Try to get as much experience as possible in various fields.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
'Perfect is the enemy of good' - Voltaire.
Dans ses écrits, un sage Italien
Dit que le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.
(In his writings, a wise Italian
says that the best is the enemy of the good)