Lausanne mentors

We are delighted to have such a highly skilled and passionate group of people supporting us this year! Mentors are split into ten that will be assigned to teams and specialist mentors that can be called upon for specific challenges!

 Prasenjeet Yadav  Prasenjeet is a molecular ecologist turned  @NatGeoExplorers . He combines storytelling and research experience with photography skills to communicate science to society. 'Shoot for Science' founder: an initiative to train scientists in scicomm!

Prasenjeet Yadav

Prasenjeet is a molecular ecologist turned @NatGeoExplorers. He combines storytelling and research experience with photography skills to communicate science to society. 'Shoot for Science' founder: an initiative to train scientists in scicomm!

 Prof. Marcel Salathé

Prof. Marcel Salathé

 Dr. Tania Jenkins  Greek at heart  @Tania_Jenkins , PhD in evolutionary ecology, is a founding member of  the EvoKE_Project . She is now working at the  @ScnatCH  to develop workshops that empower scientists to change research culture and to organise outreach events on new genetechnology.  Key skills:Science communication, science policy, narration

Dr. Tania Jenkins

Greek at heart @Tania_Jenkins, PhD in evolutionary ecology, is a founding member of the EvoKE_Project. She is now working at the @ScnatCH to develop workshops that empower scientists to change research culture and to organise outreach events on new genetechnology.

Key skills:Science communication, science policy, narration

 Tay Aziz  Tay, is a passionate science communicator, presenter and aspiring filmmaker from UK. She is junior researcher BBC  #naturalworld , regular presenter on the podcast ‘Inside the Petri Dish' and co-director  @STEMinist .

Tay Aziz

Tay, is a passionate science communicator, presenter and aspiring filmmaker from UK. She is junior researcher BBC #naturalworld, regular presenter on the podcast ‘Inside the Petri Dish' and co-director @STEMinist.

 Séverine Trouilloud  Séverine is a science communicator at L'éprouvette, the public laboratory of the University of Lausanne and a member of Interface sciences-société. She creates and gives scientific workshops for children or adults. She enjoys doing hands-on experiments and debating with the public about scientific, ethical, economic, or political issues of science and research.

Séverine Trouilloud

Séverine is a science communicator at L'éprouvette, the public laboratory of the University of Lausanne and a member of Interface sciences-société. She creates and gives scientific workshops for children or adults. She enjoys doing hands-on experiments and debating with the public about scientific, ethical, economic, or political issues of science and research.

 Dr. Robbie I’Anson Price  Robbie is a filmmaker and scientist. He is a co-founder of ESFH and brings energy and innovation to the process.  Key skills: knows where the bathrooms are

Dr. Robbie I’Anson Price

Robbie is a filmmaker and scientist. He is a co-founder of ESFH and brings energy and innovation to the process.

Key skills: knows where the bathrooms are

 Tay Blyth-Kubota  Tay is an award winning documentary filmmaker.  Key skills: Lighting and photography

Tay Blyth-Kubota

Tay is an award winning documentary filmmaker.

Key skills: Lighting and photography

 Dr. Charles Mullon  Charles Mullon is a theoretical evolutionary ecologist working on coevolution of complicated traits, together with their underlying genetic architecture. He expresses his passion for science communication through theatre and he already mentored a winning team!  Key skills: Science, humour

Dr. Charles Mullon

Charles Mullon is a theoretical evolutionary ecologist working on coevolution of complicated traits, together with their underlying genetic architecture. He expresses his passion for science communication through theatre and he already mentored a winning team!

Key skills: Science, humour

 Prof. Kerstin Preuschoff  Kerstin is a multi-disciplinary scientist and educator with a passion for scicomm across disciplines and audiences. Her research in  #Neuroeconomics  includes all aspects of decision-making. Outside the lab she is involved in theatre and filmmaking.  Key skills: Script, science, science communication

Prof. Kerstin Preuschoff

Kerstin is a multi-disciplinary scientist and educator with a passion for scicomm across disciplines and audiences. Her research in #Neuroeconomics includes all aspects of decision-making. Outside the lab she is involved in theatre and filmmaking.

Key skills: Script, science, science communication


 Souad is a highly skilled filmmaker. She has made films in New York and LA and now plies her trade in Switzerland. She excels at finding holes in scripts and production plans!  Key skills: Script and production

Souad is a highly skilled filmmaker. She has made films in New York and LA and now plies her trade in Switzerland. She excels at finding holes in scripts and production plans!

Key skills: Script and production

Specialist mentors

Uber mentoring

 Dr. Sam Lagier  After years contributing to academia from the inside, picking at mouse brains, Sam now contributes from the outside, hopping from university to university to teach researchers how to speak about their research. He is passionated about research, improvised comedy and storytelling. You can find him teaching (samspeaksscience.com), performing (renegadesaints.ch) coaching (tedxlausanne.com) or playfully laughing. He also loves picking at human brains. Just to talk.

Dr. Sam Lagier

After years contributing to academia from the inside, picking at mouse brains, Sam now contributes from the outside, hopping from university to university to teach researchers how to speak about their research. He is passionated about research, improvised comedy and storytelling. You can find him teaching (samspeaksscience.com), performing (renegadesaints.ch) coaching (tedxlausanne.com) or playfully laughing. He also loves picking at human brains. Just to talk.

Composing music

 Marquis McGee  Marquis, our Composer! With a background in jazz improvisation, his wide vocabulary of musical language and genres he can provide a soundtrack fitting each team’s message and style.  Key skills: MUSIC!

Marquis McGee

Marquis, our Composer! With a background in jazz improvisation, his wide vocabulary of musical language and genres he can provide a soundtrack fitting each team’s message and style.

Key skills: MUSIC!

Perfecting teamwork

 Amy Carroll  Amy is ESFH’s communication coach. She has many years of experience helping people communicate better and work better as a team. Talk to Amy, she is amazing!  Key skills: Communications, teamwork

Amy Carroll

Amy is ESFH’s communication coach. She has many years of experience helping people communicate better and work better as a team. Talk to Amy, she is amazing!

Key skills: Communications, teamwork

Perfecting sound

 Greig Stevens  Greig is a location sound recordist and podcast producer. He has worked on films and documentaries, and is completely passionate about recording audio to create an emotional story-telling experience.  Key skills: SOUND RECORDING

Greig Stevens

Greig is a location sound recordist and podcast producer. He has worked on films and documentaries, and is completely passionate about recording audio to create an emotional story-telling experience.

Key skills: SOUND RECORDING