knowledgeable, approachable and humorous style has made her a sought-after speaker,
trainer and consultant. She has the ideal combination of scientific training and writing
expertise to understand your work and help you present it effectively.
Lily Whiteman specializes in training scientists and other
professionals to communicate complex information clearly and concisely. She has led
trainings and provided scientific communication services to many organizations, including:
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science
- The National Science Foundation
- The White House Conference on Aging
- Vice President Al Gores National Partnership for Reinventing
- The Council of Science Editors
- The Foundation for Education Science and Technology of South Africa
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency
- The United States Agency for International Development
- Environmental Systems Research Institute
- The United States Department of Justice
- The Wildlife Conservation Society
- The Performance Institute
- The National Communication Association
- The United States Department of Treasury
- Masters in Public Health with Distinction from Yale University
- Masters in Environmental Management from Yale University
- B.A. in Earth Science with Departmental Honors from Wesleyan
Lily Whiteman has published hundreds of articles on scientific, environmental and other topics in top national publications, including The Washington Post, Audubon, Discover Channel Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, National Parks and LiveScience.com. Her articles that
are posted on the Internet include:
Articles in The Washington Post:
Articles on Scientific and Environmental Topics:
- Microbes to People: Without Us, You're Nothing: Article in US News & World Report about the huge collective power of microbes.
- Jellyfish Gone Wild: Online publication about population explosions of jellyfish for National Science Foundaiton.
- Raising the Bar: Article in Discovery Channel Magazine about high-flying bar-headed geese, which migrate over the Himalayas every year.
Blobs of Summer: Cover story about jellyfish blooms in OnEarth, the
magazine of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
High Life: Article in Audubon about how bar-headed geese manage to
migrate over Mt. Everest.
- Making Waves: Article in National Parks about how bar-headed geese manage to migrate over Mt. Everest.
Lies and Videotape: Article in E: The Environmental Magazine about
staged wildlife films.
Sciences Sake: Article in ZooGoer, the magazine of Friends of the
National Zoo, about the National Zoos Science Gallery, where scientists explain
their research to the public.
Camera, Wildlife: Article about wildlife filmmaking in ZooGoer, the
magazine of Friends of the National Zoo.
From Horn To Hoof: Article about rhinos in ZooGoer, the magazine of
Friends of the National Zoo.
Articles on Communication Skills:
- "Wanted: Articulate Scientists": Article in Sciences
Next Wave, the online magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, about the need for improved science communication.
- "Signs of Intelligible Life": Article in Science's Next
Wave, the online magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,
about programs that are improving science communication.
- Raising the Bar on Legal Writing": Article in Legal
Times on the importance of communicating in easy-to-understand language.
Column in Federal Times:
- Lily Whiteman writes a regular column on career advancement
strategies in Federal Times that is posted here.
Site on Career Advancement Strategies: