We Have Science Covered
Explore engages readers in the journey of scientific discovery, scholarship and creativity at the University of Florida. We invite our readers along for the adventure as faculty and students pursue knowledge in the laboratory, in the field and in the studio.
Meet Our Team
Joseph M. Kays
Joe started UF Research Communications at the University of Florida and founded Explore magazine in 1995. In addition to leading the creative team behind Explore and a host of other print and electronic communications pieces, Joe serves on the campuswide communications leadership team and as an adviser to the vice president for research.
Throughout her lengthy career in Research Communications, Katherine continues to be fascinated by the nexus of science and visual storytelling. Every project is a creative opportunity and our design team continues to meet each challenge with artistic excellence. Katherine has a degree in printmaking from UF’s College of Fine Arts and still enjoys the smell and feel of ink on paper.
A two-time Gator grad, Alisson loves spending time with the inspiring researchers who make UF great. Prior to joining Research Communications, she was a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, adjunct professor and media strategist.
Social Media Specialist
Phillip joined the Research Communications team in 2021. In his position, he enjoys showing his savviness and creativity on every social media platform with Explore. Phillip earned his degree in Marketing from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Ivan joined the Research Communications team in 2016. A graphic designer by education, he entered the career field designing for web, and loves that his work with Explore enables him to express his creativity in both mediums. Ivan is also a UF alum, class of 2011.
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