Mariette DiChristina is Dean of the College of Communication at Boston University. Formerly, she was Executive Vice President, Magazines, at Springer Nature, leading the award-winning global teams at the journal Nature’s magazine, Nature Research’s Community & Partnership Editorial and Publishing groups, and Scientific American, for which she served as editor in chief for 10 years. She was honored as a “Corporate Visionary” in Folio’s 2014 Top Women in Digital Media. In 2011, she was selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is past president of the National Association of Science Writers in the U.S. as well as of Science Writers in New York, and was an adjunct professor and Visiting Scholar in the graduate Science, Health and Environmental Reporting program at New York University.