In this episode, we interview David Latchman. David is a professional science communicator. David has dedicated his life to furthering the cause of science through effective communication. David runs several podcasts around science and also facilities a digital community for professional science writers. This is a fascinating episode, hope you enjoy!
- David is from Trinidad is a chain of the islands between north and south America. Trinidad is the southernmost island.
- David in Trinidad thirty years before he came to the states.
- David does typesetting and editing for academia.
- David would also consider himself to be a science communicator.
- Science communicators facebook group.
- Typesetting helps users to read documents more clearly and to communicate ideas.
- Science communicators are everywhere from Hollywood to academia.
- David was interested in being a scientist from an early age.
- He was influenced by Marvel comic books
- He watched lots of star treck.
- The comic books deal with the social implications of science.
- David was heavily influenced by social justice and scientific implications in comic books.
- David was heavily influenced by Star Track and exploration.
- As a child, David enjoyed doing experiments as a Kid and his friend a family were supportive.
- At one point David wanted to become a Computer Scientist
- David was fortunate to have several mentors who nurtured his latent abilities.
- David talked about how to keep his integrity as a scientist when he discovers new truth/information.
- David shares his story on what he learned about GMO's
- David says he was challenged to monetize his skillsets.
- As a freelancer, you have to remember you are worth the price you are asking for.
- Science communication facebook group, what they need to succeed as communicators.
- Davide what's to help science communicators get their message our effectively.
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