Meet The Culture of Science Interns!

7 Dec

Two months ago, I put out a call for a science and social media intern. I’ve learned a lot about science and social media over the last five years and want to do my part to support bringing more young people into the conversation and encourage them to use new media tools to have an impact and influence beyond the science community. I received far more applicants than I anticipated and so many would have been wonderful contributors. After much consideration, I’ve chosen two young women with unique interests and expertise that I’m confident will do a superb job at Culture of Science.

Rebeka Ryvola

Please join me in welcoming Christina and Rebeka! Each has written her own brief introduction:

Hi CoS community,

I’m so happy to be joining this great space. In my mind, the conversations here encompass many of the most important issues facing global society, and I can’t imagine a better place to be trying to make sense of it all.

I recently received a BSc in Global Resource Systems from the University of British Columbia, where I focused on environmental and political science. My education and recent work experience with environmental policy have showed me how critical unique, creative, and interdisciplinary approaches will be if we’re to resolve the many pressing environmental issues facing us. This intersection of environment and society is what I am most passionate about, and I’m looking forward to exploring it here!

Christina Durbin

Hey, hi, hello!

Evil henchmen #2, at your service. I’m not a climate scientist, but I am a web designer named Chris who is passionate about increasing public understanding of science. I’m an obsessive geek interested in technology, astronomy, comic books and neuroscience with a hungry mind and internet access.

Currently I’m based in Chicago, Il, but I grew up all around the state of Florida. I have a Bachelors in Design from Full Sail University where I graduated as Valedictorian, but more importantly I’m an honorary graduate of the Jedi Academy. The force is strong in this one.



4 Responses to “Meet The Culture of Science Interns!”

  1. Linda December 7, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    I would like to say welcome to Rebeka and Christina, you both sound like impressive contributors.

    • Christina December 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

      Thanks! Very excited :)

  2. Joanne December 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    Congratulations! What a wonderful opportunity to get to work with Sheril and share science :) I hope this is a marvelous collaboration.

  3. Rebeka December 8, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Thank you, Joanne and Linda! I definitely feel lucky to be here and I’m looking forward to a lot of learning:-)

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