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I work with a talented team of writers, editors, illustrators, Web developers, and others to handle media relations for the institution. My responsibilities include
I joined UCAR in 2001, capping a diverse career in communications. After getting a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1986, I reported for newspapers in Ohio and Florida. Eventually I landed in Washington, D.C., where I worked as a senior writer for Congressional Quarterly and covered such tumultuous political events as the impeachment of President Clinton. Satiated with politics, I began writing on a freelance basis in 1999 about science and the environment. I have won several regional and national journalism awards, including a public service award from the Society of Professional Journalists for articles on the health effects of pesticides. In 2004, I received an Excellence award from the Society for Technical Communication for a UCAR brochure, "Picturing Climate's Complexity: Community Climate System Model."
I like just about anything outdoors, especially hiking and bicycling. I also enjoy music and silent movies, and I produce musical performances and movie screenings in my home town of Louisville, Colorado.
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