Monica Amarelo

Senior Director of Communications

Monica has spent her career helping people to better understand science and research and has a long history of translating complex scientific and technical information into easy-to-use language. She directs media strategy for all of EWG’s work, with a particular focus on toxics-related research and TSCA reform. She also manages EWG’s blog properties.

Before joining EWG, Monica spent seven years as communications director of the Federation of American Scientists, where she built a communications and social media department from the ground up and elevated the organization’s national profile.

Before that she supervised the News and Information Office of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Throughout her career she has cultivated relationships with national print, online and broadcast media covering science and health and has advised experts on how to explain their work to a lay audience.

She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.