Allison Eckhardt is deputy director of communications and public affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. She leads the outreach and media team to identify and facilitate Office of Science research stories, engage interested audiences through multiple platforms, and work with media to tell the story of basic research at DOE. Allison provides strategic counsel to senior program and scientific staff and coordinates the communications efforts of the Office of Science National Laboratories. She has a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Florida in agricultural education and communication, with a specialization in communication.