Marissa Weiss

Program Manager
Harvard Forest, Harvard University

Marissa Weiss is a science communicator and ecologist, dedicated to working at the interface of science, media, and policy.

She has a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a M.S. from the University of Minnesota, both in ecology.

She helped launch a communication class for science graduate students at Cornell, and has written and spoken about how to replicate the course at other institutions. She worked as a science reporter at KUNC radio, an NPR affiliate serving northern Colorado, as a AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow. She was also a Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academies.

Her writing about science, communication, and the environment has appeared in ScienceNow, the Washington Post, Science Magazine, and the AGU Plainspoken Scientist Blog.