Jory Weintraub is a faculty member at Duke University and the Science Communication Director with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. He teaches science communication courses for undergrads and graduate students, and runs science communication training for faculty and postdocs. He received a BS in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from UC San Diego and a PhD in Immunology from UNC Chapel Hill and then transitioned to focusing on science outreach and science communication full time after being awarded an NSF postdoctoral fellowship in STEM Education. For the past 25 years, his work has focused on STEM communication, STEM outreach, STEM diversity/equity/inclusion and faculty development.
He is also a life-long space geek, born two days after Gus Grissom and John Young flew the first Gemini mission. Don't even think about challenging him to a Mercury/Gemini/Apollo trivia contest!