Tracy Fanara: A modern take on science communication
March 14, 2023
By Maryam Farag
While Dr. Tracy Fanara’s day job as the Coastal Modeling Portfolio Manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is to advance the understanding of our earth systems and threats to humans, she spends her “spare time” as the science communicator Inspector Planet. Her goal is to bridge the gap between scientists and the public as a strategy to spark behavioural change towards more sustainable lifestyles. Through this, Fanara has learned the “do’s” and “don’ts” of science communication and is on a mission to share what she has learned with other scientists.