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Jenny Cutraro

Science Storytellers
Founder and Director
Jennifer Cutraro is a science communications professional whose career spans science education, engagement, and journalism. She’s the founder and director of the science engagement program “Science Storytellers” and a contributing editor at Science News for Students. As an Editorial Project Director at WGBH in Boston, she developed award-winning parent and educator resources for the NSF-funded and Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS science program PLUM LANDING and also wrote curriculum for PBS Learning Media and NOVA ScienceNOW. She has led workshops on integrating digital resources into informal and outdoor learning setting and coordinated events with partner organizations including the EcoTarium museum in Worcester, Mass., and the Cambridge Science Festival. Jennifer is a board member of the National Association of Science Writers and former director of their internship program at the AAAS annual meeting, as well as a member of COPUS (Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science Her writing has appeared in outlets including The Boston Globe, Scholastic Science World, Science News for Students, and the New York Times Learning Network and she also has developed resources for numerous k-12 educational publishers. A proud graduate of the Milwaukee Public Schools, Jennifer has a B.A. in biology from Carleton College, a M.S. in biology from Purdue University, and completed graduate coursework in science journalism at Boston University.