Tiffany Lohwater Joins CDSS as Chief Communications Officer

June 7, 2021

Tiffany Lohwater, who served as the Chief Communications Officer and Director for the Office of Communications at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), joined CDSS as its new Chief Communications Officer on May 17.

“I’m excited to join Berkeley and to help raise awareness and interest in the great work that CDSS is doing to advance computing and data science and respond to a variety of societal challenges,” Lohwater said. “We’re doing so much impactful work in healthcare, climate, and social justice -- CDSS is an excellent position to advance these conversations.”

Lohwater has 20 years of experience working in communications and spent the last 14 years at AAAS. She has designed, implemented, and evaluated strategic communication plans and developed thousands of collaborative relationships at the individual and institutional level, including close relationships with top science, technology, policy, and education reporters worldwide. Lohwater also has expertise in policy, philanthropy, and public engagement and a deep understanding of issues at the intersection of science, technology, higher education, and society.

One of her many accomplishments was founding the Communicating Science program at AAAS, which has provided communication and media training for more than 15,000 scientists and engineers and reached thousands of more scientists via online resources. 

Prior to working at AAAS, she worked in communications at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for NanoBioTechnology and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.