“Increasing the Awesome” in NASA Communications


I have a dream job: I'm the press secretary at NASA. Our mission: reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind. Doing press for one of the most internationally – perhaps intergalactically – well-known brand institutions still has its challenges. Media convergence and newsroom staff reductions mean fewer reporters cover … [Read more...]

Lessons From The Elders

One year of running my own business. Still afloat and about time to cautiously expand. I've been very cautious, all too aware that one false step at this point could sink the ship. A smart first move, I figured, would be to talk to the The Elders, a select group of business veterans I trust, and find out how they went about successfully expanding their teams in the early days. … [Read more...]

Change Through Influence

Either the Dalai Lama or David Orr said the following: “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.” I saw this quote today and it disturbed me. It was attributed to three or four different people when I Googled it, as quotes often are, but Lama and Orr seemed most … [Read more...]

How to Set Yourself Apart as a Communication Student


As we navigate our college experience, we slowly figure out more about the skills we’ll need upon graduation, and how that vat of knowledge overlaps with what we learn in class. There are some things we’ll just never learn inside the classroom during undergad. I’m a public relations student and learned very early on that internships were essential in terms of employability … [Read more...]