Daphne Mark is a scientist, journalist, and event coordinator bridging the gap between the sciences and the arts. As a graduate student studying journalism at Boston University, her goal is to make otherwise complicated science more playful, appealing, and accessible so that everyone—regardless of their background, age, and education—can contribute to the understanding of the world in meaningful ways.
Before BU, Mark studied marine biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she held leadership positions with her residential college and in the laboratory. After graduation, she researched gray whale bioenergetics and coordinated lectures, workshops, and conferences on the topics of “International and Global Perspectives” and “Social Justice and Community” with a team of undergraduate student leaders.
Mark has covered stories ranging from eccentric planets light-years away to endangered right whale calves to the pandemic’s effect on the opioid crisis. At BU, she publishes multimedia stories for BU News Service, WTBU, and BUTV10 on the human impact of ground-breaking research with the goal of informing real-world decisions for best business practices and an equitable planet.