Science Communication Intern Joins Texas Sea Grant
COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Callie Rainosek, a Texas A&M University student who is starting her PhD in Communication in Fall 2019, joined Texas Sea Grant’s Communications Office as an intern.
Rainosek has extensive experience communicating scientific topics with lay audiences. Before coming to Texas Sea Grant, she previously worked in communications at Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Rainosek also spent time in San Antonio in Spring 2019 working at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, where she assisted in several public relations projects.
Rainosek enjoys expressing her creativity and looks forward to bringing new ideas to Texas Sea Grant’s public outreach efforts. Specifically, she hopes to assist in getting younger audiences excited about science and engaged in some of Texas Sea Grant’s projects that help maintain the wise use of Texas’s coastal and marine resources.
“I bring a unique perspective to Texas Sea Grant,” Rainosek said. “While I do have a science background, my studies are primarily in communications. Therefore, I consider myself to be part of the lay audience. This perspective helps me understand what the lay audience wants to know and how they want that message delivered. I’m also someone who likes to have fun while learning, which is why I relate to younger audiences.”
Rainosek is no stranger to Aggieland. She comes from a family of Aggies and earned both her BS in Agricultural Communications & Journalism and MS in Science & Technology Journalism from Texas A&M University.
Texas Sea Grant is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas. It is administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is one of 33 university-based Sea Grant Programs around the country. Texas Sea Grant is a non-academic research center in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. The program’s mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources.