By: Eleanor Lin (CC '24)
On November 20, the Columbia Science Review hosted a panel discussion featuring three prominent science communicators: Dr. Esther Choo, Tyus Williams, and Dr. Rose Marie Leslie. Panelists fielded questions on how they are harnessing the social media platforms Twitter and TikTok to shape the dissemination and discussion of science. The panel was co-moderated by CSR OCM's Savvy Vaughan-Wasser (CC '22) and Everett McArthur (CC '23).
Savvy Vaughan-Wasser is a junior in Columbia College ('22) majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. Her love of animals and psychiatry is guiding her to become a doctor, with a possible intersection between animal and human medicine. Savvy has experience in a research lab studying cancer, as part of a research team geared towards fostering resilience and inclusivity for non-binary students in all-girls schools, and volunteering at animal hospitals. She enjoys archery, dancing, and anything chocolate.
Everett D. McArthur is a sophomore in Columbia College ('23) planning to major in astrophysics. Currently, he’s involved in galactic dynamics research. In his free time he does public lectures in his hometown. He hopes that his efforts will increase scientific understanding in his community, as well as increase diversity in science. He enjoys long hikes, art, and playing the piano.