About

Kristina Grifantini, MS, is an award-winning communicator with over a decade of experience in translating science, biomedicine and technology into compelling stories for a variety of audiences. She uses strategic planning and best practices from the fields of internal and external communications, media relations, journalism, marketing, brand management and digital storytelling to engage with the public, press, donors and other stakeholders.

Aside from overseeing multimedia internal and external communications initiatives for scientific nonprofits and universities, she has written hundreds of science articles for magazines, newspapers, government agencies, blogs and the press, several of which have garnered local and national awards.

Education + Experience
Salk Institute for Biological Studies | M.I.T. Technology Review
Columbia University | National Institute for Children’s Health Quality
Boston University | Sarah Lawrence College

Skills
communications strategy | PR and media outreach | video, podcast, magazine production
writing | editing | project management | development collateral
executive, crisis and employee communications | digital and social media
brand management | multimedia storytelling | crisis communications

Topics
medicine | biology | technology | robotics | computing | public health

Bylines
MIT Technology Review | Journal of the National Cancer Institute | IEEE Pulse
LiveScience |  Sky & Telescope | Alzheimer Research Forum | Huffington Post

Media Placement
The New York Times | Wall Street Journal | Washington Post
Discover | Popular Science | TIME | USA Today | LA Times | BBC
NPR | Scientific American | The Guardian | PBS | WIRED

Select Awards
Best of Show, Magazine Writing and First Place, Science/Biotech Article (San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards, 2019) | Multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze for Inside Salk magazine
(Folio Excellence in Magazine Awards, 2016-2019) | AAS Popular Writing Award (American Astronomical Society, 2010)

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