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Shaelyn Patzer

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Shaelyn Patzer



Shaelyn Patzer is a PhD candidate at George Mason University, specializing in science, climate, and strategic communication. She has nearly a decade of experience working as a science communication practitioner in both academic and governmental organizations, including Mason's Center for Climate Change Communication (4C), the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Park Service. Her research interests include climate journalism, practical application of social science theory in climate communications, and the influence of personal experience on behaviors and attitudes concerning climate change. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she received a master’s degree in science writing from John Hopkins University.

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