FABBS and FABBS Foundation Welcome New Staff

January 17, 2012

by Paula Skedsvold

We are very pleased to report the addition of two new staff to our offices in Washington, DC. On January 9, 2012, the FABBS Foundation welcomed Robin Tricoles as its new Director of Science Communications. Thanks to the support of the David and Carol Myers Foundation, SAGE Publications, an anonymous donor, and other large and small donors, the FABBS Foundation created this position to highlight the research of scientists affiliated with our twenty-two member scientific societies.

bio_robin_tricoles_june09.jpgRobin comes to the FABBS Foundation from Emory University where she served as a science writer and was responsible for preparing science and health-related articles, podcasts, researcher profiles, blogs, and press releases in basic and clinical research areas. Robin also served as a science writer for Georgia State University and as a local host for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered at WUGA in Athens, GA. She has degrees in both Journalism (San Diego State University) and Biology (University of California, Santa Cruz). 

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Also joining the staff of FABBS and the FABBS Foundation is Akeem Favor. Akeem serves as Program Coordinator and is responsible for communication and administrative support for both organizations. As with Robin, Akeem is a newcomer to the Washington, DC area. He recently completed a bachelor’s degree in English-Creative Writing from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, and at his alma mater, he served as Editor-in-Chief of a literary magazine, Figs & Thistles. In addition, Akeem was also a Gilman International Scholar at St. Mary’s University in London. 

We are very pleased to welcome both staff and hope you will have a chance to meet them soon!