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):
- Flying into the Future of Technology and Innovation
- From Mysterious Illness to Gold Medal
- Austin Coley: Shaping Academia for Future Scientists
- What Worms Can Teach Us
- Decoding Dexterity
- Learning from Lagoons
- Uncovering the Mysteries of Depression
- From Tagging Sharks to Tackling Tumors
- The Neuroscience of the Breath
- Could we develop plants to absorb our excess carbon?
- This see-through worm offers new insights into the gut-brain axis
Coming fall 2023.
First Place at the 2021 San Diego Press Club Excellent in Journalism Awards
- Episode 2: Tom Albright on eyewitness recognition
- Episode 3: Nikki Lytle on why she said she’d never work on cancer
- Episode 4: Gerald Pao on trying to make animals transparent
- Episode 6: Dmitry Lyumkis on what three-dimensional images can reveal about protein assemblies
First Place and Honorable Mention at the 2020 San Diego Press Club Excellent in Journalism Awards
- Episode 1: Wolfgang Busch on plant roots and climate change
- Episode 3: Molly Matty on gaining insights into human behavior from tiny worms
- Episode 4: Joe Noel on his love of nature and whether elephant poop is good for tomatoes
- Episode 5: Reuben Shaw on his continual drive to study the hardest-to-treat cancers
- Episode 6: Uri Manor on how childhood hearing loss has impacted his research
- Episode 1: Eiman Azim on the neuroscience of movement
- Episode 3: Emily Manoogian on biological clocks
- Episode 5: Nicola Allen on astrocytes
- Episode 7: Joanne Chory on harnessing the power of plants
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.
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
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.