Science Communication Portfolio

Brittany Fair, M.S. Neuroscience has a passion for scientific discovery and communicating science. She has worked as a science communicator for CNN International, published in an academic journal with Nobel Laureate and currently works as a science writer for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.


Selected publications are listed below:

 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– Brigham Clinical and Research News

Yoga And Your Brain – How The Two Work Together– Massachusetts Institute of Technology Blog

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

Putting the Brakes on Aging– Salk Institute 

Academic writing

Telomere length is inversely correlated with urinary stress hormone levels in healthy controls but not in un-medicated depressed individuals-preliminary findings. – Journal of Psychosomatic Research


CNN International heads to Costa Rica

Last year, 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 is estimated to reach 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