Team

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Vincent

Founder & Project Lead

Emmanuel completed a PhD at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, USA), studying how the Ocean controls Hurricane intensity and how Hurricane can in turn influence the climate via their interaction with the Ocean.
He launched Science Feedback to help the scientific community play a leading role in providing the public with accurate information on scientific topics.

Iria

Iria Carballo-Carbajal

Science Editor, Health

Iria earned an undergraduate degree in biology and an MSc in secondary education from the University of Oviedo (Spain). After obtaining her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Tuebingen (Germany), she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vall d’Hebrón Research Institute (Barcelona, Spain). Her research has focused on understanding the molecular basis of Parkinson’s disease to search for new treatments.

Nikki

Nikki Forrester

Science Editor, Climate and Ecology

Nikki holds a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh where she studied plant-bacterial interactions. As a freelance science writer, she covers climate, ecology, evolution, and research news. Her work appears in Nature, Science, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and other outlets.

Scott

Jessica P. Johnson

Science Editor, Biology

Jessica holds an MS in microbiology from UMass Amherst and an MS in science journalism from Boston University. She has conducted laboratory and field research in biofuels and environmental restoration. And since 2011 she has covered science research news for PNAS, Nature Medicine, The Scientist, and others.

Scott

Scott K. Johnson

Science Editor, Climate

Scott holds a Master of Science in Hydrogeology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches college-level Earth science, and has worked as a freelance science journalist covering the geosciences since 2011, primarily for Ars Technica.

Pablo

Pablo Rougerie

Science Editor, Health

Pablo obtained his PhD in Immunology from the University Paris – Descartes (France). He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, U.S.) and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). His research focused on different topics in cell biology, including the regulation of T lymphocyte activation, the mechanics of cell deformation, and the use of biomaterials of specific geometry to guide the growth of biological tissues.

Flora

Flora Teoh

Science Editor, Health

Flora obtained a PhD in Biological Sciences from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. During her doctoral studies, she examined how a human-colonising microbe could evolve in response to changes within a mammalian host, and how this process could influence microbial virulence. After a brief stint as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, she joined Health Feedback in 2018 as science editor. She has also worked as a freelance science writer – her articles have appeared in Asian Scientist Magazine and A*STAR Research.

Susanna

Susanna Nilstam

C.O.O.

Susanna completed a Master degree in Marketing & Business Administration at Lund University School of Economics and Management. She worked for many years as Head of Marketing for a French Film Distribution Company, until deciding to join On Purpose – a one-year leadership program supporting experienced professionals to switch into the social enterprise sector.

Erwan

Erwan Ledoux

Tech Lead

Erwan completed a PhD in statistical physic. He then brought his expertise to the software engineering department at the artificial intelligence company Snips, and later joined the French “Ministère de la Culture” on the “pass Culture” project. He specializes in the construction of web and mobile applications and intelligent data processing systems of all types.

Marie

Marie Penché

Fundraising & Development Officer

Marie completed a master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the French IMT Lille Douai engineering school. She worked for 10 years as Project Manager in the telecommunications sector, until she felt the need to work for purpose-driven organisations. She recently initiated a transition to the social enterprise sector by joining the On Purpose Associate program and, as such, joined Science Feedback for a 6-month placement. She will focus on fundraising activities and also drive workflows improvement.

Vincent

Vincent Cristia

Finance & Partnerships Lead

Vincent completed a Master degree in Economics at AgroParisTech (Paris Saclay University) and holds a Master of Public Administration from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He worked for the French Ministry of Economy and Finance as head of higher education and research office. He later joined the French Agency of continuing professional education (Afpa) as deputy CEO.


Advisors

Kerry Emanuel

Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, MIT

Member of the US National Academy of Science

Thomas Malone

Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Founding director of the Center for Collective Intelligence

Christelle

Christelle Perrin

Head of Communication, Marketing and Influence actions at Fermes d’Avenir

Richard Somerville

Professor Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Science Director, Climate Communication

Anthony LeRoy Westerling

Associate Professor, University of California, Merced


Acknowledgments

  • Ben Okun — Editorial support
  • Daniel Nethery — Associate Editor
  • Laura Kiritze-Topor — Graphic Design
  • Lauren Raimondo Gaffney — Graphic Design