Meagan Phelan

Meagan is the Communications Director for the Science family of journals, where she oversees efforts to boost visibility of forthcoming journal content for reporters worldwide. She also leads work to highlight updates to journal policy that respond to changing needs and standards of the scientific community. Meagan began at AAAS in 2013, as the director of the Science Press Package team. Prior to joining AAAS, she served as a senior writer at AIR Worldwide, where she interacted with more than 65 Ph.D.-level scientists and engineers to communicate advances in wind engineering, seismology, climate science, and other fields. Previously, she was a senior writer and editor at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Meagan holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Spanish from Gettysburg College, and a Master's degree in Science Writing from The Johns Hopkins University. In 2008, Meagan received a Fulbright Scholarship to work with Dr. Juan Antonio Raga at the University of Valencia to help determine the cause of morbillivirus resurgence among small cetaceans in the Mediterranean. Meagan also completed science-reporting internships with Science as well as National Public Radio and has freelanced for various outlets including Anesthesiology News.