Who are you?

I started YLE in March 2020 and have been writing in my spare time nonstop for 19 months. What started off as an email to faculty/students/staff, morphed into a Facebook page, which morphed into a newsletter.

This morning, out of pure curiosity, I pulled backend data to assess cumulative reach (isn’t that what everyone does on a Sunday morning without kids?).

YLE posts have reached more than 106 million people in 19 months.

These numbers not only blow me away (two words: stage fright), but have pushed me to reflect on this journey and brainstorm where this should go. Whatever “this” is.

While I have some ideas, I would love to get your opinion. But, before that, the first question I have for you is “who are you?”. I don’t know, on a population-level, who I’m talking to. And would love to understand my audience better.

So, I put together a short survey. It shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to complete. It’s quick. It’s anonymous. And I would greatly appreciate your participation. You can reach the survey HERE.

Thank you for your ongoing support and for pushing and challenging me to become a better scientific communicator. It’s been (and continues to be) an honor of a lifetime to provide this service to my community. And I’m excited to explore where this could go.

Love, Katelyn (YLE)