I was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. After years away in Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle, I am once again living in the Nation's capital. When I'm not working very, very hard in the Office of Science Education, I am wrangling my three young children, riding and racing my four bikes, walking my dog, and generally trying to pay attention to what is going on. I especially try to pay attention to that wonderful woman who helps me to keep it all together--my wife, Anna.Cindy
I grew up in small towns in the northeast – outside New York City, Philadelphia, and Hartford. After a stint in North Carolina for graduate school in zoology and in Tennessee for an editing job at a national lab, I migrated in 1986 to Silver Spring, Maryland, with my new husband, Larry. The D.C. area is a great place for science editors and writers to live because we get to dive into all sorts of projects and topics in government and nonprofit agencies. Information: that’s my favorite subject! For the past 10 years, I’ve been working in the Office of Science Education, where I am renowned for amassing a vast archive of extremely important information. When I’m not here, I try to keep up with my family, including three grown sons and two little dogs, volunteer activities, and tra ining for mini-tr iathlons.Gloria
In my first life, I was a high school biology teacher. In my second life, I was an instructional specialist working on a film series and coordinating a student and teacher internship at NIH. In this third life, I am still doing what I love: communicating about science education. Cooking for family and friends has been a part of all three lives.Cynthia
Hi, I’m Cynthia. I worked in NIH laboratories for some 20 years before deciding to pursue my passion for writing. At that point, I begged the Office of Science Educat i o n ’ s director to take me on as a writer/editor and, thankfully, he did! Since then, my writing passion has expanded to all aspects of the communications field. Outside the office, I desperately try to balance my life between caring for my three children, house, yard, two dogs and pursuing my many hobbies. I love music and enjoy playing the piano, painting, and crocheting. In my blog photo, I am participating in a community-wide art project, another favorite pastime.Debbie
Hello all. I'm Debbie. I’m a team leader, program manager, and Web site manager in the Office of Science Education (OSE). I’ve worked here at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 29 years now. I’m practically a dinosaur! It has been a great experience, and I have worn many “hats” throughou t my years here at the NIH. In my early years, I worked as a microbiologist. After 11 years of doing research, I wanted to try something totally different. I made the huge transition from lab bench to office job where I was fortunate to have played an important role in the public review and oversight of the first 350 human gene transfer clinical trials conducted in the United States. These days, I am enjoying a totally different role planning and managing a wide range of science education programs and resources, such as the LifeWorks® career exploration Web site, NIH SciEd Twitter page, Science in the Cinema, the OSE Web site and this blog. Imagine – I actually get to watch movies as part of my job. Does it get any better than that? Above all else, I enjoy my role as wife to my wonderful husband, Jim, and as mother of our four amazing adult children. We all enjoy playing with our two dogs, Surry and Jones. When I have some free time, I love to scrapbook my family’s memories and always enjoy reading a good book.
Here is the second love of my life, “Summer” (a champion West Highland White Terrier). Summer comes right behind Bonnie’s first love, her husband. Bonnie has been at the NIH for many years, working in personnel, management analysis, communications, and finally science policy and science education. She especially enjoyed two stints at the White House, first with the Clinton Administration, and then the Bush (II) Administration. These days, her work focuses on promotion of the NIH Curriculum Supplement Series and the Diabetes-based Education in Tribal Schools K-12 curriculum project. Bonnie spends free time at the fitness center, playing bridge, reading (mostly mystery novels), and trave ling .&nb sp; Beca us e o f her love of “Westie s”, she is active in the Chesapeake Bay West Highland Terrier Club and in Maryland Westie Rescue.
Hello. I've been with the Office of Science Education for eleven years now and have enjoyed spreading the word about the free educational resources the office provides. Both my husband and I grew up in the Washington, DC area--on the same street actually. But we lived in different parts of the US and abroad before returning to the nation's capital, where we are raising our 10-year-old daughter and our two-year-old Boston Terrier. I hold an undergraduate degree in journalism and women's studies from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and a master's degree in politics and policy from the University of Bristol, England.