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Monica Harrington

Science geek, word nerd


I love to share the news that science is solving problems. I blend my appreciation for the value of scientific inquiry with my talent for translating its relevance to others in order to craft meaningful messages that resonate.



Key Skills
  • Translating complex scientific ideas into engaging narrative
  • Applying scientific processes to develop meaningful communications
  • Tailoring content across channels and audiences



Manager, Research Communications
New York,NY
August 2015 – Today

Communicate research progress to internal and external constituents

  • Identify communications priorities
  • Plan and execute timely, effective coverage of research news
  • Develop and deploy internal guidance surrounding key developments

Write and manage production of stewardship materials for major donors
Create and curate a library of research assets designed to enhance community engagement with organizational mission

Chief Editor, Lab Animal
Nature Publishing Group
New York, NY
May 2007 – July 2015

Directed content strategy and publication of monthly peer-reviewed research journal
Launched new revenue-generating editorial content and products
Wrote news briefs, conference coverage and research profiles
Edited primary research articles and expert-written columns
Managed staff of 7 full-time and freelance editors and contributors

Associate Editor
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
New York, NY
October 2005 – May 2007

Promoted Foundation-sponsored events, activities and discoveries
Wrote and edited educational and promotional materials, conference coverage, industry news, clinical trial design and results summaries

Senior Copy Editor, Nature Genetics
Nature Publishing Group
New York, NY
July 2002 – October 2005

Edited all journal contents including primary research articles
Wrote research news briefs
Created style and editorial policy guidelines

Environmental Scientist
Fairfax, VA
April 2000 – July 2002

Developed technical and policy documents for range of clients
Participated in sampling, mapping and other field studies


MS Marine Sciences
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BS Biology
Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
summa cum laude