Reyhaneh Maktoufi is a Ph.D. candidate in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University. Her main fields of interest are science communication, curiosity, and public engagement with scientists. She works at the Nonprofit Network and Social Impact Lab where she researches nonprofit mergers and attitudes toward nonprofit-corporation partnerships. She is also a visiting researcher at the Adler Planetarium, where she studies science communication and facilitates workshops on communication skills. rey is also a producer for The Story Collider podcast.
Before starting a Ph.D., Rey has been working as a health communication facilitator and cancer preventive/palliative care campaign manager in Tehran, Iran. Rey currently enjoys working with different nonprofits such as the Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon). She also engages in science outreach through writing blog-posts and making science comics.
SO WHAT IS IT THAT YOU DO?
Well, while research science communication, I also make sure that I feed back my research to the science and science media community. I train scientists and volunteers to become more engaging and empathetic communicators. As a scientist turned artist or I don't know maybe artist turned scientist, I also love creating different science communication material, from written pieces to comics and videos.