EECS Communication Lab Manager
Dr. Deanna Montgomery joined MIT in 2019 as the manager of the EECS Communication Lab, where she works with a team of talented Fellows to serve the communication needs of MIT’s largest department. Deanna firmly believes that communication skills can always improve, and she particularly enjoys helping others work towards implementing better communication techniques and strategies through training and practice.
Deanna holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Michigan, where she gained valuable experience in mentoring, teaching, and communicating with a variety of audiences. In parallel to conducting research, she worked with many teams to design and improve professional development resources and events for undergraduates, graduate students, and others. As a result, Deanna has thought deeply about effective and inclusive practices for curriculum and workshop design and implementation. Her work designing and facilitating workshops with RELATE, a science communication training organization, led her to further develop a steadily growing passion for science communication. These experiences propelled her towards a career where she could continue seeking, implementing, and teaching best practices for technical communication.