Lily Keyes joined the MIT Sea Grant College Program in November of 2018 to spearhead communication and outreach initiatives with the national office and various stakeholders across Massachusetts. During the last four years, Lily worked with MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), where she focused on design, web, writing, and outreach projects. Here, she had the opportunity to travel internationally, documenting faculty and student work in Italy, Nigeria, and South Africa, including an MIT faculty-led global classroom workshop exploring issues related to rising sea levels in Venice.
Prior to coming to MIT, Lily spent time as an underwater photographer with Oceans Research and Africa Media, and spent two years producing interactive digital biology textbooks with Nature Publishing Group.
Lily hosts educational underwater photography exhibits at Massachusetts libraries and schools with photographs she created in Mozambique. Her collection is titled Lilliputian Ocean. In 2018, she also developed and instructed an Undersea Explorers class in conjunction with the Prospect Hill Academy’s STEAM Saturdays program.
MIT Advanced Studies Program Fellow – Science, Technology, and Society (2016-17)
B.A. in Journalism and Digital Arts; B.A in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology – Saint Michael’s College (2008-12)
Media Studies; Māori Social Work – Massey University in New Zealand (2011)
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