Kathryn Brown joined HHMI as head of communications in 2013. She oversees communications and public relations for the Institute, including overall strategy, media relations, web presence, editorial services, outreach, and internal communications.
Prior to joining HHMI, Brown served for six years as vice president of marketing and communications at The Conservation Fund, a top-ranked environmental nonprofit. Brown also has worked as a communications consultant to HHMI, the National Academies, and other leading science institutions. An award-winning writer, she is a former contributing correspondent for Science magazine and has written for Scientific American, Discover, Popular Science, New Scientist, Technology Review, and other popular magazines.
Brown received bachelor’s degrees in journalism and psychology from the University of Missouri. She and her family live in Washington, DC.