“Lynne’s courses...enhanced my enjoyment of science and language.”—Kate Jirik  View complete recommendation.

UCSD Extension

Since 2004, I’ve taught introductory and advanced science-writing courses through UC San Diego Extension.  With just these courses under their belt, several of my students have gone to the Santa Cruz Science Writing program; graduate studies at Berkeley, Columbia, and Cornell; internships with the Los Angeles Times, New Scientist, and Chronicle of Higher Education; staff writing positions with regional and national publications; public information positions with major universities; and account executive positions with bioscience PR agencies.

(right) Former student Amber Dance receives the 2010 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for outstanding reporting by a science journalist, age 30 and under.


I’ve created fun, fast-paced workshops for clients and scientific associations that enhance interview, news release, newsletter, and feature-writing skills.  Workshops content is geared around specific client needs and exercises are created from an organization’s material.  The result:  What I teach can be applied by students the very next day. 

Newsletter Workshops, Association for Women in Science/San Diego Chapter, 2005-present

Instructor, Jack Ealy Workshop on Science Journalism for Latin American Reporters, Institute of the Americas, La Jolla, 2004-present

Media Training Workshop, Aldo Leopold Leadership Program, 1999, 2000