Brett Israel is a communications officer at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, where he covers topics related to biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, energy, and the environment. He works with national and international media outlets on coverage of Georgia Tech's scientific research; helps train Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students for media appearances; and travels with scientists to cover their expeditions. Prior to Georgia Tech, Mr. Israel was a senior editor at Environmental Health News, where he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and won an Oakes Award Honorable Mention. He has B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Georgia and an M.A. in Journalism from New York University's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program.