CESTEMER Speaker Spotlight: Holly Walter-Kerby

What makes the CESTEMER community unique are all of the outstanding participants who boldly cross disciplinary lines in their work, while creating and sharing all of the fun that can be along the way. Here we highlight many of these individuals with the CESTEMER Speaker Spotlights Series, where we’ve asked presenters from CESTEMER 17 and CESTEMER 19 to answer a few questions about what excites them about our community and the intersection with their passions.

What drew you to become part of the CESTEMER community?

Holly Walter Kerby

I was put in touch with Raquell through my work with the Alan Alan Center for Communicating Science.  Or was it the American Chemical Society? No matter, once I got in touch, we started talking about our mutual interests.  She strongly advised me to attend CESTEMER 2017. So I did.

If you can narrow down the experience of CESTEMER 2017 to one big takeaway, what would it be? What was most gratifying?

It was great to meet so many people doing fascinating and creative work in the field of art/science/education/research.  It inspired me and broadened my world and vision for my own work.

What is a piece of advice you would give to someone attending CESTEMER for the first time?

Meet as many people as you can, find out what they do, forge connections.

What are you most excited about experiencing with CESTEMER 2019?

Meeting new people with new perspectives, and hopefully, launching new collaborations.

What are some ways people can get connected to you and your work? (i.e. website, social media, etc.)

I am on Facebook (Holly Walter Kerby) and Twitter @HWkerby.  My Fusion Science Theater work is featured at www.FusionScienceTheater.org.  My science communication through story work will soon be featured at www.storyformscience.org.

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