Main focus: Science Communication
Twitter handle: @adriaexists
Languages: English, French
Topics: social insects, presentation techniques, science communication, improvisation, biology, collective behavior, applied improvisation
Dr. Adria LeBoeuf is a multi-disciplinary scientist, performer, trainer, and a specialist in creating new stories about scientific research. Adria is the founder and director of The Catalyst (www.thecatalyst.ch), a cross-disciplinary group of scientists working to improve communication skills and to create new science-driven media (most recently, exposurehackathon.com). Adria has been involved in TEDxLausanne, as a curator and speaker coach from 2012-2016. In this capacity, she has coached many speakers including professors and business leaders from IMD, UNIL, UniNe, HEC, and the Weizmann Institute, one of whom went on to speak at TEDGlobal. Adria has given talks, workshops, and courses in combining science and storytelling at within Switzerland at HEC Lausanne, CUSO, UNIL, EPFL, LS2, ScienceComm, Lift and CERN, and internationally in the US, UK, Portugal, Estonia and France.