Heather Barnes, MA is a Director at the John. G Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL where she integrates improvisational strategies in live science programming. Ms. Barnes is a graduate of the Second City program, where she is a faculty member in the Training Center. She has also participated in the Alan Alda Center for the Advancement of Science Communication program. Ms. Barnes led Communications Workshops for and coached ASC Cytology Shark Tank finalists.
Kristen Atkins, MD is an ASC member and a former Chair of the Scientific Program Committee. She is an Associate Professor in the Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology Division with the University of Virginia Health System. Dr. Atkins has utilized improvisational techniques with medical and graduate students, staff, and faculty at her institution.