Scientists-turned-communicators.

 
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We want to bring together compelling narratives, powerful imagery, and rigorous science to change the world.

That's right, change. the. world.
One powerful storytelling project at a time.

 
 

our team of scientists + creators

 
 

Where did we come from?


In case we haven't bumped into each other at a Coffee-And-Code Meetup or a SciComm workshop, my name is Kika. I started Impact Media Lab in 2016, just a few weeks after finishing my PhD in ecology.

 Kika earned her PhD in ecology in 2016 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. At Impact Media Lab, Kika helps scientists and science organizations find the compelling stories in their research and develops media campaigns to share those stories with the world.

Kika earned her PhD in ecology in 2016 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. At Impact Media Lab, Kika helps scientists and science organizations find the compelling stories in their research and develops media campaigns to share those stories with the world.

It’s not that I disliked being a scientist, but I realized I could do better work as a communicator than I could as a researcher. Scientists wear so many hats, have so many obligations, are expected to be good at so many things. What if I could help them run their outreach more effectively?

And I didn't just build Impact Media Lab to help scientists.

I wanted to help SCIENCE (as in, that process of gaining understanding about our world). I wanted to show people WHY we do what we do.

And I've realized, along the way, that better storytelling helps scientists have more successful careers (write better papers, build better grant proposals, get noticed for new opportunities).

It turns out that better storytelling is better For your science, your career, AND our society.

So if you want to expand the impacts of your work and open new doors through better communication, then join me, young Jedi, and the other scientists-turned-communicators at Impact Media Lab. Our goal is to help you make HUGE waves with your work through story-driven, strategic media.