Science Communication Portfolio


3rd place. PR, PIO and Trade Publication: Press Release Writing –  Serious Subject.  San Diego Press Club 46th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards 2019. 


Science Articles (selected publications):

Inside Salk Magazine, Summer 2020, What Worms Can Teach Us

 Inside Salk Magazine, Summer 2020, Nex Gen Sequencing

Inside Salk Magazine, Summer 2020, Decoding Dexterity 

Inside Salk Magazine, Winter 2019, Learning from Lagoons

Inside Salk Magazine, Winter 2019, Uncovering the Mysteries of Depression

Inside Salk Magazine, Winter 2019, From Tagging Sharks to Tackling Tumors 

Inside Salk Magazine, Fall 2019, Graziana Gatto 

Inside Salk Magazine, Spring 2019, Lillian Eichner-Reading the Clues to Fight Cancer

Brigham Clinical and Research News, Anna Krichevsky, Master of microRNA

Brigham Clinical and Research News, Unravelling the Mysteries of Sex Differences and the Brain

Brigham Clinical and Research News, Khalid Shaw, Cultivating Ideas to Treat Brain Tumors


Science Blogs (selected publications):

Massive Science, This see-through worm offers new insights into the gut-brain axis

Massive Science, Could we develop plants to absorb our excess carbon?

Massive Science, Salk Scientists show that when you eat may be as important as what you eat

Massive Science, Healthy and cancerous pancreatic cells fit together in a dangerous puzzle

Seeking Science Blog, Breaking it down: when protein metabolism goes wrong

MIT Blog, Yoga And Your Brain – How The Two Work Together

NeuWrite San Diego, The Neuroscience of the Breath


Podcast Episodes

Season 2:

Where Cures Begin, Episode 1: Wolfgang Busch on plant roots and climate change

Where Cures Begin, Episode 3: Molly Matty on gaining insights into human behavior from tiny worms

Where Cures Begin, Episode 4: Joe Noel on his love of nature; coming from a family of coal miners; and whether elephant poop is good for tomatoes.

Where Cures Begin, Episode 5: Reuben Shaw on his initial discovery; what it’s like running the Salk Cancer Center; and his continual drive to study the hardest-to-treat cancers.

Where Cures Begin, Episode 6: Uri Manor on the importance of high-end microscopy; what mitochondria are doing in our cells; and how childhood hearing loss has affected his life.

Season 1

Where Cures BeginEpisode 1: Eiman Azim on the neuroscience of movement

Where Cures Begin, Episode 3: Emily Manoogian on biological clocks

Where Cures Begin, Episode 5: Nicola Allen on astrocytes

Where Cures Begin, Episode 7: Joanne Chory on harnessing the power of plants


Produced Science Videos (selected):

Animation of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19

Gene identified that will help develop plants to fight climate change

How old are your organs?

New study targets Achilles’ heel of pancreatic cancer, with promising results

Scripted Science Videos with Voiceover

Two therapeutic targets identified for deadly lung cancer

Finding a cause of neurodevelopmental disorders

Putting the Breaks on Aging



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 is to convey high quality information to the public in a friendly and approachable manner.

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

1 minute commercial 


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Photo: CNN Create



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. 







Social Media and Marketing

In addition to the advertisement features and commercials, Brittany helped create content for the CNN Create Facebook page and Instagram account to promote the campaign. Watch below to hear Brittany talk about the neuroscience of creativity, meditation and happiness.


The Neuroscience of Creativity with Brittany Fair for CNN Create



The Neuroscience of Meditation with Brittany Fair for CNN Create


Happiness with Brittany Fair for CNN Create