Nanci Bompey is the Director of AGU’s Media Relations department, where she oversees publicity of new AGU research and the organization’s social media channels. Prior to coming to AGU in 2013, Nanci was a managing editor at FDA Week, a weekly publication covering the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, DC., and a health care and environment reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times in North Carolina. Nanci’s reporting has been recognized by the North Carolina Press Association and the Education Writers Association, and she was a National Press Foundation 2012-2013 Paul Miller Fellow. She has also worked as a chemist at a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey. Nanci holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Colgate University.

Shane M Hanlon is the Program Manager of AGU’s Sharing Science Program (@AGU_SciComm) where he helps scientists explain their research to non-scientists. He is a science communicator, ecologist by training, science-policy, advocate, educator, and storyteller. His love of science led him to study frogs and turtles, a PhD in conservation biology, a couple science-policy fellowships, and his current gigs with AGU and has a host/producer of the DC branch of the science storytelling organization The Story Collider. Find him @EcologyOfShane and