Ari Daniel Shapiro received his PhD in biological oceanography in 2008 from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution before becoming an independent radio and multimedia producer. He tells stories about science and the environment on air and online, and his work has appeared on NPR, The World, and Radiolab among other outlets. Shapiro produced a podcast as part of an NSF-funded grant called Ocean Gazing about the use of real-time ocean data to understand the biology, chemistry and physics of our seas.
Emily Corwin is an independent radio producer in Boston, MA. She is Assistant Programmer of Public Radio Remix, and Host and Producer of Youthcast, a youth-radio podcast featuring radio by young people. She studied cello and music composition at the California Institute of the Arts.
Sarah P. Reynolds is an independent radio and multimedia producer. She has produced radio about scientists for the National Science Foundation-sponsored “Science Minutes” with Atlantic Public Media and has photographed them at work for Oceanus Magazine. She produces and reports for NPR and has worked with WNYC in New York City and other public radio stations around the country to put stories on air and online. Reynolds also works with non-profit organizations to improve their messaging through multimedia storytelling.
Pien Huang is a producer for NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Prior to On Point, she spent a year on the Trustman Fellowship for Purposeful Travel as a field assistant for archaeologists, biologists and oceanographers around the world. She has a degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University.
Josh Kurz is an independent filmmaker and science contributor for NPR. He has explored various topics from the physiological reasons behind cilantro aversion to the quest for methane-less cows. He has also created engaging and unconventional explanatory pieces for ABC Nightline on cloning, and for WGBH on the economics of voting.