Science AMA Series: Hi, I’m Stephenie Livingston, science writer for University of Florida News. I work closely with scientists and write stories about everything from artificial intelligence to climate change to fossil elephants. AMA!

Abstract

Hi, Reddit! I’m Stephenie Livingston, and I’m here to talk about my experiences covering science for UF News and anything else you’d like to ask me about science communication.

My job is to help scientists engage with the public and spreads awareness and understanding of scientific research at UF. I work with a lot of different scientists, including astronomers, biologists, geologists, forensic anthropologists, archaeologists and paleontologists.

My work has taken me to interesting places, like covering the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in St. Augustine, digging for 6-million-year-old fossils and following scientists behind the scenes at NASA.

Previously, I wrote for the Florida Museum of Natural History, Florida’s state museum. I’m a double Gator graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in mass communication from UF. My first science job was with a Yale University archaeology dig site in Egypt, and I began my writing career as a general assignment and environmental reporter at newspapers in North Florida.

I will be back at 2 pm ET to answer your questions, ask me anything!

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