Liz Smith is a science communications specialist and has spent the last four years working on ocean expeditions. She has worked as a science communications director aboard research vessels in the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea; and sailed on expeditions to study coral reefs, explore ancient Greek and Roman shipwrecks and search for Amelia Earhart’s lost plane.
Prior to working in ocean exploration, Liz produced films and multimedia about astrophysics and earth science for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. She has also produced documentary work for the National Park Service in Utah and worked as a science reporter for NBC in Montana. She is a member of the International Environmental Communications Association, the flying Ninety-Nines and American MENSA; and she currently sits on the Fulbright Specialists Roster. Liz is a certified Advanced Scuba Diver and a single-engine Private Pilot.
Liz graduated from Whitman College in 2002 with an undergraduate degree in Astronomy and Physics; and she completed her Master of Fine Arts in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University in 2007.