Neda Afsarmanesh

Neda AfsarmaneshNeda Afsarmanesh

Neda Afsarmanesh is a part-time trainer for NCRC. During her days, she helps lead research strategy at a large biomedical university in New York City. Neda has a decade’s experience working in science communication, including working with media outlets worldwide; media training scientists and statisticians; and leading workshops across the US for journalists and science graduate students. Neda also serves as Board President for Genspace, a community lab space in Brooklyn, New York. Her goal throughout her career has been to help bridge communication across different groups to arrive at a better understanding of the value of science, and how those with various interests can work together to realize this value.


  • Biomedical Science
  • Science Communication
  • Media Relations
  • Research Strategy

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • MA in Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • BS in Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Training Experiences & Specialties

  • Artful Conversation
  • Art of Inclusive Communication (ARTIC)

Hobbies & Interests

Hiking in National Parks (across the world), Reading, Cooking