WKBen Young Landis
Writer/creator, Creative Externalities; executive co-chair, Capital Science Communicators (CapSciComm), Sacramento, Calif.
Ben Young Landis leads Creative Externalities, a collective designing lasting impact for science, environment, and society. He has produced content and advised on communication strategies for the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the World Conference of Science Journalists, and other clients. Landis has also led science communication and science policy trainings for SETAC, CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, Duke, UC Davis, and UC Santa Cruz. He has written for North Carolina Sea Grant and the AGU Thriving Earth Exchange, and managed outreach and media relations for the U.S. Geological Survey's Western Ecological Research Center from 2010 to 2015.
Landis received a B.A. in evolution and ecology and minor in education from UC Davis, a M.E.M. from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, and a AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship in 2009 to the Orange County Register. Landis is the founder and current executive co-chair of Capital Science Communicators (CapSciComm), a regional science writers group serving the greater Sacramento region in California.