About Gwen

Gwen is an award-winning science communicator with a PhD in Entomology. Her freelance science writing career includes bylines in WIRED Science, Washington Post, Science, and other news outlets.

Gwen spent her early career as a faculty member at teaching-intensive colleges and universities. In 2002 Gwen jumped the tenure track to move into administration, working as an Instructional Designer, in a Dean’s Office, an Assistant Vice Provost’s office, and as Assistant Director for a large research station.  For many years she also served as Network Coordinator for the Organization of Biological Field Stations.

From 2012-2016, Gwen worked as a freelance web consultant specializing in science communication strategy and website building for nonprofits and nature centers.

From 2015-2022, Gwen managed Purdue University’s Department of Entomology Outreach Program, including Bug Bowl, one of the largest insect festivals in the USA, and the department’s Bug Zoo.

Gwen’s Resume
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Some interviews with Gwen about science writing and science communication: