Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Lauren Lipuma


Managing Editor

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  • Master of Science, Tulane University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Tulane University, 2006
Office Location
CIRES - 301

Research Interests

Lauren Lipuma has been a science communicator for the past ten years, focusing mostly on writing, editing, graphic design, and video production. Lauren’s science communication work has taken her all over the world, from the jungles of Costa Rica to the craggy cliffs of Tasmania and even to the southernmost continent itself: Antarctica. 

Before joining CIRES, Lauren served as editor of The Antarctic Sun, the U.S. Antarctic Program’s official news site. She also helped launch the American Geophysical Union’s podcast Third Pod from the Sun and wrote for monthly medical magazines EyeWorld and Ophthalmology Business. Her video projects have been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, and even on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Before switching to science communication, Lauren worked in a top infectious disease laboratory in New York where she did extensive research on the bacteria that make up our poop. Lauren has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering from Tulane University and is a past president of the DC Science Writers Association

Lauren’s favorite piece of science writing is Brian Doyle’s essay Joyas Voladoras. In her spare time, you can often find her hiking Colorado’s Front Range, rehabbing old furniture, or repeatedly trying (and failing) to learn the ukulele.



Current Research

At CIRES, I work on communicating our NOAA-funded work to the press and public. I create videos and graphics to highlight CIRES research and assist with general communications for the instititute. I also help train CIRES scientists to communicate their work to peers and lay audiences. 



Research Categories

Biology and Ecosystems, Administrative Support

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About CECA

CECA connects and creates a supportive environment for graduate students and postdocs who come from various academic units to do research in CIRES.