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Marlo Chapman
Contributing Editor

Marlo Chapman is pursuing a master’s in rhetoric and composition. She is currently researching the rhetoric of scientific journalism, focusing on the use of metaphor in late 20th-century cloning coverage. She has a background in English language and literature and five years of experience in medical administration. Post-graduation, she is planning to develop a career in science communication.

Carrie Clower
Contributing Editor

Carrie Clower is a science communication intern with North Carolina Sea Grant and is pursuing her Ph.D. in communication, rhetoric, and digital media, focusing on risk and science communication. For the first two years in her program, she was an NSF-funded AgBioFEWS Fellow through NC State’s Genetic Engineering and Society Center. She now instructs a Quantitative Communication Research Methods course as a teaching assistant.

Dan DiNicola
Science and Digital Media Editor

Dan DiNicola is a science writer and digital content producer for North Carolina Sea Grant. He began his career in marine policy and species conservation before transitioning to science communication with an emphasis on visual storytelling. He has previously worked for the University of Washington, University of Miami, and The Billfish Foundation, developing research-based content for recruitment and public engagement. He holds a master of science degree in marine affairs and policy from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Ruthie Froning
Associate Editor

Ruthie Froning is a science communication intern with North Carolina Sea Grant and is pursuing a master’s degree in linguistics at NC State University. She has held positions at the Clinch River Environmental Organization, Oak Ridge National Lab, and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She also has conducted independent research through the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. With undergraduate degrees in both biology and linguistics from UNC Chapel Hill, she hopes to research the origins, evolution, and genetics of language and animal communication.

Linda J. Noble

Linda J. Noble has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for 40 years. She specializes in print and online publications including magazines, books, and annual reports. Her projects for local, state, national, and global clients involve work for institutional and educational organizations as well as businesses and nonprofits. She has designed Coastwatch magazine since 1987.

Hanne Parks
Contributing Editor

Hanne Parks is a science communication intern with North Carolina Sea Grant. She received her bachelors from NC State University, with a major in fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology, a minor in environmental education, and a certification in field botany. She discovered her passion for connecting people with nature through internships across North Carolina, from the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island to Highlands Biological Station. She currently is studying at NC State for a master’s in fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology.

Dave Shaw

Dave Shaw serves on North Carolina Sea Grant’s team for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility. For five years he was editor of Early Developments, the flagship publication from Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, where he authored The Promise of the Premise: The First Fifty Years of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. His first book won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, and his writing has appeared in magazines and anthologies internationally, as well as on dozens of education, science, and news sites.