Tiffany Lohwater is Director of Meetings and Public Engagement at AAAS. A science communications and event professional, she is responsible for the AAAS Annual Meeting and the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology. The AAAS Annual Meeting is the predominant international scientific conference for scientists, engineers, policymakers, journalists, and others interested in the intersection of science, technology, and society. The AAAS Center for Public Engagement provides a vehicle for boosting public awareness and understanding of the nature of science and the work of scientists, while at the same time increasing public input into scientific research and policy agendas. Lohwater’s work encourages scientists to take a more personal and proactive interest in public engagement. She previously worked in research communications and public events at Johns Hopkins University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.