Ivvet Modinou has been working in public engagement with science for nearly two decades. In her current role as Program Officer for Science Sandbox, she is responsible for identifying and supporting programs that have the potential to inspire and engage those who do not identify as science enthusiasts.
In her previous role at the British Science Association, she was the Head of Engagement overseeing their public programs, including the British Science Festival and their national community engagement portfolio. She also led the UK Science Festivals Network; a community of practice of over 40 independent science festivals across the country.
Previously she has worked at the Natural History Museum, leading the development and implementation of the Museum’s science communication programme.
Ivvet has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London, and she has developed and delivered science communication training for researchers around the world. She has also been a reporter for the BBC World Service and a sub-editor at The Times. In her spare time, she has co-founded music discovery website richseam.com.