Marie Zhuikov

Marie Zhuikov
Marie Zhuikov
Marie Zhuikov Marie Zhuikov
Sea Grant Science Communicator
Sea Grant Advisory Services
office. Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Most recent degrees:

2005 - Master of Arts (M.A.) - Public Health Journalism - University of Minnesota

1986 - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Science Journalism - University of Minnesota

Research Interests:

Marie Zhuikov is a science communicator for the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Program in Superior, WI. In her career, she has worked as a newspaper reporter, a photojournalist, a wildland fire fighter and a fire information officer. Zhuikov has provided public affairs expertise for organizations such as the Superior National Forest, Minnesota Sea Grant, Mayo Clinic, and the St. Louis River Alliance. Zhuikov was appointed as communications advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Board of Scientific Counselors (2010-2013). She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and served as chair of the National Sea Grant Communications Steering Committee and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Communications Network.

Non-Academic interests:

Zhuikov writes fiction and poetry. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies and community projects, and she's written two eco-mystic romance novels set in northern Minnesota and published by North Star Press: "Eye of the Wolf" (2011) and "Plover Landing" (2014). "Plover Landing" was nominated for a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award. Her most recent work is "Going Coastal: An Anthology of Lake Superior Short Stories," which she edited and co-authored. She is the current chair of Lake Superior Writers, a group that provides support and programming for local writers.

Notable awards:

2018 - Northland College, Writers Read Nonfiction Essay Contest Winner, 2018 - Northeastern Minnesota Book Award Nomination for "Going Coastal", 2016 - Lake Superior Writers Short Story Contest Winner, 2015 - Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Outstanding Programming Award for 'stories and Science" website, 2015 - Council for the Advancement and Support of Education bronze award for biennial report, and 2015 - Northeastern Minnesota Book Award Nomination for "Plover Landing"

Areas of knowledge:

Science communication, Lake Superior and Lake Michigan aquatic research topics, and writing fiction and nonfiction