James Ottavi

2015-16 Latham Fellow
Majoring in Economics and Interdepartmental Studies (Engaged Social Innovation)

James is a senior from Dubuque, Iowa, majoring in Economics. He is interested in scientific outreach and communication because of past experiences majoring in STEM fields and his general interest in science outside the classroom. James believes science is a tool to use for discovery and exploration of both the outside world and ourselves. As a scientific communicator, he hopes to improve upon his own ability to craft interesting science stories in addition to developing more specific and measurable goals of how to improve scientific communication.