In addition to teaching science, Samantha also loves to share her tools of communicating science online with those who share her values for creating barrier-free access to STEM education and supportive communities. She’s given keynote and plenary talks about using social media for science communication at a variety of scientific conferences, including ComSciCon Michigan 2019, the 2018 Till & McCulloch Meeting, and the 2018 Altmetrics Conference. In 2019, she joined the esteemed faculty at the Banff Science Communication Program led by Dr. Mary Anne Moser and Jay Ingram.
In graduate school, Samantha co-founded the Molecular Genetics Career Development Initiative, which received a Genetics Society of America Grant in 2015. She continues to be passionate about career development, and is a frequently requested speaker for professional branding workshops for STEM trainees.
If your company or organization is looking to step up their social media game, Samantha loves working creatively to strategize and execute your goals for online community growth and engagement. With over 3 year of intensive digital media production and training experience, she’s helped science organizations like the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Stem Cell Network, the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, and GIBCO design targeted online strategies.