Sara Grady

Assistant Director, Science Communication

Sara Grady's interests bridge connections between science and culture, from public discourse and policy to publishing and art-science exhibitions. As a writer, editor, and producer she has spent the last fifteen years creating inspiring content in collaboration with fascinating people.

Here at Northwestern, she enables scientists to develop skills as storytellers and writers and oversees a range of other public engagement and outreach initiatives. She is editor of the online magazine HELIX, judges the DGP Science and Society writing awards, and co-teaches Skills & Careers in Science Writing, a graduate level course in writing for public audiences.

Sara studied Interdisciplinary Engineering at the University of Michigan and earned her Masters in Cultural Studies while on a fellowship at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. As well as being a published writer of non-fiction, she uses her passion for creative, effective communication to deliver internationally renowned projects which connect people to big ideas and contemporary research. Previous partnerships include the ESRC Genomics Forum, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Science Festival, and the BBC. 

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