Mary Bates

Freelance Writer & Editor

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Location:Everett, Massachusetts, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/marybates
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WRITING AND MEDIA EXPERIENCE
Writing Intern, ARKive.org
• Write species descriptions for multimedia guide that is cataloging the world’s endangered species (June 2011 - present)
Blogger, AAAS Member Central Website
• Write weekly posts for blogs on science history, science and technology education, and topical science commentary and opinion (May 2011 - present)
Contributing Writer, Entanglement Magazine
• Wrote web content focusing on the intersection of science, technology and art (Oct. 2010 – Feb 2011)
Science Writing Intern, Focus Magazine, Boston, MA
• Wrote press releases, feature articles and research briefs for print magazine and online publication (June-Aug. 2010)
Science Writing Workshop, taught by Carl Zimmer at Yale University (Jan. - Feb. 2010)
Contributing Writer, Mind Matters blog at ScientificAmerican.com (July 2009-Jan. 2011)
• Wrote articles describing recent neuroscience papers for a general audience
Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Comparative
Psychology, and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Jan. 2008-May 2011)

SCIENTIFIC TRAINING
Ph.D. in Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI (Sep. 2006-May 2011)
• Designed, conducted, and analyzed original research on bat echolocation
• Co-authored several scientific publications in journals including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Experimental Biology
• Presented invited talks at conferences including the Acoustical Society of America and the International Society for Neuroethology
Necropsy/Rescue and Rehabilitation Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA (Sep. 2003-May 2005)
• Performed necropsies on stranded marine mammals and sea turtles, collected biological samples and wrote reports of findings
• Assisted in the care and husbandry of rescued marine mammals and sea turtles
Research Assistant, Geriatric Neuropsychology Lab, Boston VA Hospital, Boston, MA (July 2002-Aug. 2003)
• Collected and analyzed data for neuropsychological studies
• Assisted in the preparation of grants and scientific papers

ORGANIZATIONAL AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Student Representative (Animal Bioacoustics), Acoustical Society of America (Jan. 2009-May 2011)
• Responsible for production and dissemination of the bi-annual student e-zine
Co-Instructor, Astrobiology Course, Spark Summer Program, Brown University (Summer 2008, 2009)
• Developed and taught a new course for 7th grade summer students
Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department, Brown University (Sep. 2007-May 2008)
• Prepared and led laboratory sections in Intro Psychology and Statistics

EDUCATION
Brown University, Providence, RI May 2008, May 2011
M.S. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY May 2002
B.A. in Biology-Psychology, minor in English
Graduated summa *** laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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