New press officer at AGU

11 August 2011

Joint Release

WASHINGTON—AGU is pleased to announce that Kate Ramsayer has joined the society’s staff as a Public Information Specialist-Writer. She will work with Peter Weiss, AGU’s Public Information Manager, and Maria-José Viñas, Public Information Specialist and Community Manager, to communicate findings presented in AGU journals and meetings with the public, primarily through media.

Kate comes to AGU from The Bulletin newspaper in Bend, Ore., where she was the environment and natural resources reporter, covering topics including geothermal energy, climate change, water rights and ecology. Prior to that, she wrote about the environment and business for the Daily Astorian newspaper in Astoria, Ore. Kate’s work has been recognized with the Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit, the Dolly Connelly Award for excellence in environmental journalism, and the Acoustical Society of America’s science writers award, among others.

She is a 2003 graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz’s science writing program, and has had writing internships at Science News, Baylor College of Medicine, and Stanford University School of Medicine. She has a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., and worked in a microbiology laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center after college.

Kate can be reached at 202-777-7524, or [email protected]

AGU is a worldwide scientific society of Earth and space scientists with more than 60,000 members. The organization promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.