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Media Officer, Science Writer
Lily Whiteman is the media officer for the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences. Her science writing has appeared in many publications, including Audubon, US News & World Report and Discover Channel Magazine. She earned Masters degrees in Public Health and Environmental Management from Yale University, and a B.A. in Earth Science from Wesleyan University.
Sarah Bates is the media officer for the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Directorate. She has written for the Society for Neuroscience, Discover magazine, The Post-Standard newspaper, among others. Sarah has a master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She also has a master’s degree in astronomy from New Mexico State University, as well as an undergraduate degree in physics from Hendrix College.