Sara ElShafie is a global change biologist and science communication specialist. ElShafie collaborates with artists in entertainment industries to uncover the potential of storytelling to engage broad audiences with complex topics. She created a workshop series, Science Through Story, which she runs for groups ranging from graduate students to NASA scientists to theme park executives. ElShafie also organized a symposium, Science Through Narrative: Engaging Broad Audiences, with speakers from the scientific community as well as arts and entertainment industries, and curated a resulting published volume of papers. She is completing her PhD in Integrative Biology with the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley.