About Sci and Tell

Science is more than research results. It's culture, people, policy, highs and lows, and successes and failures. However, historical modes of scientific dissemination (e.g. manuscripts, lectures at scientific meetings) have left out, or even discouraged personal reflection from scientists about the people and processes that lead to discovery. But we as people are wired to connect on a personal level. Science and scientists have oftentimes been seen as sterile, distant, even emotionless. However, the opposite is true. Sci & Tell aims to humanize science and scientists to share their amazing personal stories.

Shane Hanlon holding a turtle. Shane M Hanlon is the Executive Producer and host of Sci & Tell. Shane is the Program Manager of AGU's Sharing Science Program (@AGU_SciComm) where he helps scientists explain their research to non-scientists. He is a science communicator, ecologist by training, science-policy, advocate, educator, and storyteller. His love of science led him to study frogs and turtles, a PhD in conservation biology, a couple science-policy fellowships, and his current gigs with AGU and has a host/producer of the DC branch of the science storytelling organization The Story Collider. Find him onTwitterInstagram, and TikTok.


Nisha Mital is an intern and producer on Sci & Tell. She spent the first 19 years of her life completely immersed in STEM, but during her sophomore year of college she did a complete 180 and decided to major in English and Creative Writing instead, with a focus on screenwriting. She is very passionate about making a career for herself in media, but in the back of her mind she was always missing science- that is, until she learned about science communications. She is so excited to be working on Sci & Tell where she's learning how to combine her passions for writing and science. In her free time she likes to write, overanalyze books and movies, and start debates with her friends. Find her on Twitter here.