Martina G. Efeyini, M.S.

Martina G. Efeyini, M.S.

Science Communication Advisor, Science & Society

Science Communicator and Toxicologist

Martina G. Efeyini is a science communicator with over 10 years of experience using multimedia to make science accessible and engaging to the public. She specializes in using creative storytelling and crafting science content that promotes and inspires the next generation of scientists. Martina joined the Aspen Institute of Science & Society Program as a science communication advisor to amplify the program’s work and create engaging content that inspires society to get excited about science.

Martina has worked in various science sectors including academia, non-profits, and professional scientific societies. She is the founder of The NEXT Scientist, a service that makes science engaging and accessible to the public. She recently was awarded funding from Sai Resident Collective, a civic science incubator to build The NEXT Scientist. Previously she was a Civic Science News Fellow and designed a news media product (a Q&A series on TikTok) to engage Gen Z audiences with science journalism. In 2022 she was selected for the Neiman Lab Predictions for Journalism 2023 to share her work as a fellow, titled Talk to Gen Z. They’re the experts of Gen Z.

In addition, she was a Science Careers Columnist for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology magazine, ASBMB Today, an award-winning magazine. Her video, titled Alternative Science Careers, was in the top five videos watched at the ASBMB Annual Meeting in 2021. She was a key team member at the University of Maryland, Baltimore CURE Scholars Program, a program for West Baltimore City teens. She progressed through various roles with increasing responsibility starting as a Program Assistant, to co-creating the Career Navigators Program as a College & Career Readiness Coordinator and becoming the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Expo Manager. Martina is a graduate of St. John’s University with an M.S. in toxicology and graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in toxicology.