Scientists-turned-communicators.

Our mission is simple: we want to bring together compelling narratives, powerful imagery, and rigorous science to change the world. That's right, change the world. One project at a time.

 
 
 
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Impact Media Lab is a team of scientists-turned-communicators dedicated to helping scientists and science organizations tell their story. Our products range from web development to film production to virtual reality and live event coordination. What that means for you, the client, is that the world is your proverbial oyster.

Where innovative science meets

You see, unlike most scientists, we think about media ALL THE TIME and have spent years honing the skills and expertise necessary to run successful media campaigns. We bring the same rigor, creativity, and experimentation to the business of communication that scientists bring to the business of research.

And that’s why we should work together.

Let’s collaborate to build a media campaign so crazy, so awesome, so powerful, the likes of it have never before been seen.

 
 
 
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Where did we come from?


My name is Kika, and I’m the founder and fearless leader of Impact Media Lab. I started this company 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, I just got frustrated. Frustrated that there was never enough time to do it all—be a good researcher, a good teacher, a good mentor, to apply for funding, write high-impact papers, and interface with the public. Something always had to give, and that something was often the outreach aspects of my work.  

But as time went on, those outreach aspects became my favorite part about being a scientist. I loved interfacing with the public, giving talks, making films and photos that document the process of science, as well as the research findings.

My calling, I began to realize, was to be a science communicator, as much as it was to be a scientist.

I also began to realize that I could offer a service to the scientific community as a communicator. Scientists wear so many hats, have so many obligations, are expected to be good at so many different things. Wouldn’t it be great if I could take the outreach stuff off of their plate? As soon as I turned in my dissertation, I launched Impact Media Lab and the rest is, as they say, history.