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ASP2018 Plenary Speaker

Molly Bentley
Molly Bentley
Executive Producer, co-host
Big Picture Science

Molly Bentley

Molly is the co-host and oversees the production of Big Picture Science. She’s worked in public radio for 20 years, half of that as a science journalist with BBC Science Radio, including World Service, Radio 4, and Science/Nature Online. She has also written for New Scientist. For ten years, she taught a course on writing for radio and producing podcasts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Science Writing Program.

She’s been an invited participant to a number of workshops about helping scientists communicate more effectively with science journalists, including: the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program, Switzer Environmental Fellowship workshop, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Science Communication Workshop, sponsored by the Metcalf Institute and funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

She has attended two of M.I.T.’s Knight Science Journalism workshops. Her radio career began when she wandered into Wisconsin Public Radio one day and landed a job answering the phones for the early-morning call-in show, then graduated on to assistant producer of the national radio magazine, To the Best of Our Knowledge.