Deputy Director Communications

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." – Carl Sagan
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Writer, editor, storyteller

+10 years writing about science for mainstream and digital media

Bioethics nerd

Interested in the social, legal, & ethical implications of new breakthroughs

Suspense novelist

Author of five high-stakes biotech thrillers

Nature enthusiast and live music aficionado

Forest hiker, beach-lover, concert-goer

Kira works on media relations and press coverage for Leaps and its portfolio companies. She comes to the team from the other side of the communications industry, as a reporter and editor, having contributed articles to the New York Times, Newsweek, and other outlets. She also previously ran, the editorially independent digital magazine founded by Leaps by Bayer. She’s a fan of plot twists, but only in fiction.

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