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Alan Shapiro

Co-founder and Director of Science Slam Canada, Science Communication Specialist with LitScience
Alan Shapiro is a Vancouver-based environmental professional and science communicator with a
particular interest in engaging the public and policymakers on environmental and water issues. He is Co-
founder and Director of Science Slam Canada, a non-profit organization that runs community science
outreach events (Science Slams) across the country. He also works as a Science Communication
Specialist with LitScience, providing science communication training including improvisation and
storytelling for universities, research institutes, and technical organizations. Alan holds a MSc in
Environmental Engineering from Columbia University and a BSc in Environmental Earth Science from the
University of Alberta. He has trained in improvisation and speech through multiple organizations
including Vancouver TheatreSports League.