California Sea Grant Appoints New Science Communications Specialist

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January 25, 2021
Media Contact— Caitlin Scully / cscully@ucsd.edu /

California Sea Grant is pleased to welcome Caitlin Scully. She will serve as the Science Communications Specialist, and tell the program’s research, outreach, and education stories. 

Scully has a multifaceted background in which science communication has been the central theme. She specializes in the confluence of storytelling and marketing, and excels at disseminating complex research into engaging and meaningful content for the public. 

Prior to joining California Sea Grant, she was the marketing specialist and spokesperson for Birch Aquarium at Scripps. 

Scully has shared science stories, with great enthusiasm, as an educator and naturalist at Birch Aquarium, as the communications officer onboard the JOIDES Resolution ocean drilling research vessel, and as the outreach specialist for Bryce Canyon National Park. She has also worked on research projects focusing on bioacoustics and paleoclimate. 

She has a B.A. in environmental science from the University of San Diego, and a M.A.S. in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. 

“I am beyond excited to be part of California Sea Grant,” said Scully. “ The organization and the position both align with my passions and values. I look forward to learning more and sharing the important work of scientists, fellows, and students up and down our beautiful California coast.”  

California Sea Grant Director Shauna Oh says, “Science communication is one of the pillars of California Sea Grant’s programming. We are so pleased that Caitlin will be adding to our program’s capacity to communicate the latest research with the media and general public.”

About California Sea Grant

NOAA’s California Sea Grant College Program funds marine research, education and outreach throughout California. Our headquarters is at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego; we are one of 33 Sea Grant programs in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.