Shel Evergreen

SCIENCE WRITER & MULTIMEDIA PRO 

I'm a science writer and multimedia wiz working to make complex information accessible to everyone through storytelling and creative media.
 
Everything I do is focused on building a more equitable world in which everyone can thrive, and I’ve been called a “Swiss Army knife” for my versatile skillset and adaptability.

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TOP SKILLS

SCIENCE WRITING

REPORTING

EDITING

EQUITY & INCLUSION

VIDEO PRODUCTION

GRAPHIC DESIGN

WEB DESIGN

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Office

Adobe Premiere Pro

Google Suite

Adobe AfterEffects

Asana

Adobe Photoshop

Drupal

Adobe InDesign

Wordpress

Adobe Audition

Figma

Adobe XD

Google Studio

 

EDUCATION

Science Writing, S.M.
Massachussetts Institute of Technology, 2022

Verified Blockchain Diploma 🔒
Journalism & Media Communication, B.A.
Colorado State University, 2019
 

MULTIMEDIA PORTFOLIO

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RECENT EXPERIENCE

 
 2019 - 2021

Science Journalist

Ars Technica, MIT Technology Review, Canary Media, and more

Develop and pitch stories on science and technology for a general audience
 

Cover stories through short news articles, long-form features, videos, and more
 

Conduct interviews with researchers, experts, government officials, and community members
 

Collaborate with editors to refine stories and meet publication style

WISBOOM

Brand and Multimedia Strategist

City of Boulder
 

Led citywide effort to update City of Boulder brand

Supported Branding Committee, developed internal and external resources, as well as assets
 

Managed city's online newsroom and e-newsletter
 

Developed graphics and multimedia for print newsletter, video, social media and more
 

Supported Racial Equity Core Team and COVID-19 Equity Recovery Team. 

Communication Specialist II

City of Boulder, Multimedia News
 

Managed citywide online newsroom and e-newsletter with more than 9,000 subscribers
 

Developed graphics and multimedia for print newsletter, video, social media and more, reaching 48,000+ homes in Boulder.
 

Supported communications for Resilience, Neighborhood Services and the Volunteer Cooperative.
 

Volunteered support for the Racial Equity Core Team and participated with Tech Insiders.

HOP!

Communication Specialist I

City of Boulder, Climate Initiatives
 

Developed strategies and communication plans for the City of Boulder's Climate Initiatives Department
 

Created messaging and designs for projects in zero waste, energy and new the climate action plan
 

Managed and integrated department messaging across all city communication platforms: web, social media, print and TV

 2017 - 2019

Interim Communications Manager

Colorado State University Energy Institute
 

Managed all aspects of communications to support strategic vision, and promoted events to support student life and institute goals.


Created and edited social media, web, and newsletter content through writing, photography and video.
 

Supervised two interns who helped me lead the website transition.

Multimedia Intern

Created social media, web, and newsletter content and support communications for Executive Director.
 

Provided graphic design support for various workgroups.
 

Produced regular creative pieces surrounding students, faculty, and energy research.

Teaching Assistant

Colorado State University
 

Taught video editing basics to sociology class for long-term project.

Assisted students individually during drop-in hours and answer questions related to video editing and shooting.

2021 - Present