Pitt Affiliates Named AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows

two shots of the winners, stitched together

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected a graduate student and a post-graduate student from the Department of Biological Sciences as part of its 2019 Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship program.

Sebastian Alejandro Echeverri (pictured right) and Nikki Forrester are two of 26 selected for the competitive fellowship, which places undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level scientists in media organizations across the globe for 10 weeks to participate in science journalism.

Echeverri is a PhD student in the Richards-Zawacki Lab studying the relationship between animals’ eyes and how they operate in their environments. Forrester recently earned a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology. 

This summer, Echeverri will be working with the Philadelphia Inquirer and Forrester will work with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.