Adnaan Wasey is the recipient of the first Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication and is currently completing the second year of his fellowship as part of the pilot Civic Science Fellows cohort at WGBH Boston. His work focuses on bridging gaps between research and practice to address underserved audiences, and creating and launching new media specifically targeting those audiences.
Adnaan is an executive producer with a history of championing the work of a diverse group of creators for new platforms. He has developed media for news and information organizations, including PBS, the New York Times, Snapchat, and WNYC, and his work has been honored by the Emmy Awards, Webby Awards, and many others. While at WGBH, he has led efforts to create digital TV for social medial platforms through Launchpad, with the goal of producing science communication that is more effective at developing science literacy for non-elite, underserved audiences.
“There is a problem—there is a worthy challenge. And I was excited by that.”
— Adnaan Wasey