Iowa Team

Kaitlin Higgins is a graduate of Iowa State University who currently works at Corteva Agrisciences. She co-founded March for Science Iowa, and is passionate about science and politics.

Dan Chibnall is the STEM Librarian at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. Dan works closely with science faculty and students on research projects, teaching strategies, and outreach efforts to the local K-12 community. Dan also teaches courses at Drake focused on science communication, information behaviors, and the relationship between science and science fiction. He also volunteers to help with astronomy events and projects at the Science Center of Iowa.

Thomas R. O'Donnell is science media editor for a nonprofit in Ames, Iowa that manages programs for the U.S. Department of Energy. He previously worked for several newspapers in Iowa, including nearly 16 years at the Des Moines Register, the state's largest daily. His last position there was medicine and science reporter. He later freelanced for a number of clients, including the Plant Sciences Institute at Iowa State University and the Iowa Biotechnology Association. He is coauthor with Bryan Berg of the 2003 book "Stacking the Deck" from Fireside Books. O'Donnell is an ISU graduate and was a newspaper management fellow at the Modern Media Institute, now the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.