Science Communication

science press releases (Selected):

Second Place at the 2022 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards

Second Place at the 2021 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards

Third Place at the 2019 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards


Science features (selected):

Podcast Episodes

Season 4

Coming fall 2023. 

Season 3

First Place at the 2021 San Diego Press Club Excellent in Journalism Awards

Season 2

First Place and Honorable Mention at the 2020 San Diego Press Club Excellent in Journalism Awards

Season 1

Science Videos (selected):



CNN International heads to Costa Rica

Brittany teamed up with CNN International to collaborate on a project involving the intersection of science and travel.  As a science communicator, her aim isto convey high quality information to the public in a friendly and approachable manner. The production was estimated to have reached more than 421 million homes throughout the world and was the winner of the Best Production at The International Tourism Film Festival in 2017. 

CNN Advertisement Features

Brittany has written a variety of advertisement features on topics such as the science of wellbeing, nature, the effects of caffeine on the brain, gastronomy and vitamin D synthesis. They can be viewed HERE.

CNN Commercials 

Brittany also appeared on-screen for a series of commercials for the campaign. The full-length (1 minute) commercial can be viewed below. The 30 second commercial can be viewed HERE and the 15 second commercial can be viewed HERE.


                      Essential Costa Rica, My Choice Naturally


Scientific publications

Fair, Althoff, and Garavan.  2018. Structural Brain Correlates of Personality Traits and Sex Differences.” Published in ProQuest.

Fair, Mellon, Epel, Lin, Révész, Verhoeven, Penninx, Reus, Rosser, Hough, Mahan, Burke, Blackburn, and Wolkowitz. 2017. “Telomere Length is Inversely Correlated with Urinary Stress Hormone Levels in Healthy Controls but not in Un-medicated Depressed Individuals- Preliminary Findings. Journal of Pychosomatic Research. 

Schwartz, Hopkins, and Hopkins. 2016. “Group Prerelease Training Yields Positive Rehabilitation Outcomes Among Juvenile Mantled Howlers (Alouatta palliate).” International Journal of Primatology; pp 1-21. Collected data and mentioned in the acknowledgements section.

Fair and Keeley. 2011. “The Evolution of Emotion: Can Feeling be a Rational Decision Maker.” Senior thesis in Philosophy. Pomona and Pitzer Philosophy Departments, Claremont, CA.

Fair and McFarlane. 2010. “Invasive Small Mammal Species in the Ranomafana National Park, Centre ValBio Research Station, Ranomafana, Madagascar.” Senior thesis in Animal Ecology. Keck Science Center, Claremont, CA.