Ben Young Landis is a science writer and creative consultant. He is the founder of the CapSciComm professional network and currently serves as Communications Advisor to the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) in Sacramento, California. Landis was a USGS outreach specialist from 2010 to 2015, and his scicomm training and marketing clients have included Science Talk (Portland), NorCal SETAC, as well as universities and businesses. Landis received his B.A. in Evolution and Ecology and Minor in Education from UC Davis, a M.E.M. degree from the Duke School of the Environment, and a 2009 Mass Media Fellowship from AAAS.