Panel Discussion: Careers in Communication

by Beyond Academia at UCSB

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Tue, Apr 12, 2022

12 PM – 1 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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Is your specialty presentations and sharing your area of study with others outside of your discipline? The speakers on this panelist will talk about how they turned their Ph.D. specilized knowledge into a career where they can share that knowledge with a broad audience through written publication and media.


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Nandi Jordan (she/her)

Senior Media Producer

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Nandi Jordan is a multidisciplinary media producer and visual artist. She has Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and a B.A. in Economics from Emory University. Her work at LACMA involves crafting compelling visual stories about the artists and artworks that cross paths with the museum.

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Paula Di Dio (she/her)

Senior Director of Communications and Research Strategist

Interact Communications

Paula holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently she works as Sr. Director of Communications at Interact Communications, where she manages several client accounts and creates and develops DEI initiatives.

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Evguenia Alechine (she/her)

Science Communicator


Evguenia Alechine holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. She has successfully transitioned from academia into the field of science communication in 2016 and has been teaching and coaching academics to effectively communicate science to different audiences and using various platforms. She's passionate about communication about health and sustainability to lay audiences.

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