Courtney Reyers

Courtney Reyers

Courtney Reyers fell in love with content from her first "fanzine" in high school. After college, she wrote for MTV, regional newspapers and various magazines, and then went on to found two independent print magazines of her own. Reyers entered the nonprofit world in 2002, where she began to work with digital platforms and content strategy. Throughout her writing career, she has interviewed Barrack Obama, Glenn Close, Tori Amos, Weezer, A Tribe Called Quest and Dave Matthews. Today, Reyers manages digital strategy and web projects for the ASM. She earned her B.A in English with an Anthropology minor from the George Mason University and her M.A. in Digital Publishing from the George Washington University.

Stopping an epidemic requires teamwork, communication and resources

Ever since she was a little girl, Dr. Kathleen “Kate” Rubins knew she wanted to be a scientist. She conducted experiments in her backyard and later, in high school, worked with a group at her local county public health department on peer-to-peer research, infection and patient management on HIV. “I was hooked,” Rubins says. “From that moment on, I wanted to understand HIV infection from both the research and the medical side.”