Science Communicator, Smithsonian Institution
Micaela Jemison is a science communicator with the Smithsonian Central Office of Public Affairs. She works across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums and the National Zoo to take people behind-the-scenes of the world’s largest museum and help Smithsonian researchers share their discoveries with the world.
Micaela is a conservationist at heart and has been affectionately known as the “@bat_whisperer” for more than 10 years. She started her career as threatened species biologist for the Victorian State Government specialising in bat ecology at the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research. She spread her wings from environmental research when she obtained a master’s degree in communication and left for the USA. Since then she has worked at both the Smithsonian as a science communicator and at Bat Conservation International as their Director of Communication and Public Engagement. After 5 years in the USA, Micaela has recently returned home to Melbourne and is looking forward to exploring the blossoming science communication field in Australia.