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Aviv J. Sharon

Biologist, Science Educator & Science Communicator

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Education

Weizmann Institute of Science 2012 —

  • M.Sc. candidate, Life Sciences.

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 2008 — 2012

  • B.Sc. Biology (cum laude, 2011),
    B.Sc. Science Education – Biology (summa cum laude, 2012).

Accomplishments:

  • Co-authored a study on measuring jargon in science communication, published in the scholarly journal Public Understanding of Science.
  • Served on the board of the Technion Student Association, a non-profit representing and providing services to >8,000 students.
Experience

Ironi Hey High School, Haifa Science Teacher • 2011 — 2012

  • Taught biotechnology and biology to 10th- & 11th-graders, focusing on topics such as industrial microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology and ecology.
  • Completed required internship and obtained license to teach Biology in secondary schools in Israel (Israel Ministry of Education, 2012).

Wildfire Games Website Development & PR Contributor • 2009 —

  • Pitched free, open-source game 0 A.D. to gaming and Linux fansites. Wrote and distributed press releases, handled media requests and public inquiries.
  • Maintained social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and IndieDB).

IDF Spokesperson's Unit Media Analyst • 2005 — 2008

  • Analyzed the IDF's portrayal in Israeli and international media.
  • Conducted research of portrayal of the IDF on Web 2.0 out of own initiative.
  • Recieved two certificates of excellence (September 2006 & May 2008).
Media
Languages
  • Native level: Hebrew, English
  • Intermediate level: Arabic, Spanish
Interests
Biology, biotechnology, science communication, science education, free software and culture, web and UI design, games and more.
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