Lou bridges bridges people, science, and technology, championing both human and technical infrastructure within science. Prior to her current role at CSCCE, Lou spent more than five years at AAAS, where she launched the Community Engagement Fellows Program and led other community-focused initiatives. Before AAAS, she oversaw Nature Publishing Group’s community projects, including Nature Network, the nature.com blogs, and online coverage of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and Nobel Week Dialogue. Lou has additionally organized community-focused events of various formats and sizes, including conferences, unconferences, monthly discussion series and multiple online events.. A molecular biologist by training, Lou brings her own experience in frontline research to bear on her work building scientific communities.
KATIE PRATT, PHD
Communications Director and Content Archivist
Katie is a science communicator and community manager with a background in biological research. In her role at CSCCE, she is working to develop and share the center’s products as well as champion and support our community of practice. Before joining the CSCCE team she spent seven years as Communications Director for the Deep Carbon Observatory, a decade-long Earth and life sciences program. In that role, she managed a 1200-member international and multi-disciplinary community, and collaborated with the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting, NSF’s Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, the International Continental Drilling Program, and others to help scientists better engage key stakeholders through a variety of communications media. In 2017, Katie participated in the Community Engagement Fellows Program.