Dana Topousis is chief marketing and communications officer at UC Davis. She leads the Strategic Communications department, including undergraduate admissions communications, and oversees UC Davis Health Public Affairs & Marketing on the Sacramento campus. Previously, leading public affairs at the National Science Foundation, she and her team launched or expanded a variety of science communication and social media platforms, created the agency’s first free iPad app, and developed the agency’s first public communications and media policy. She also accompanied journalists to Antarctica and participated in the launch of a $200 million research vessel. Previously, she was the first communications director for NOAA’s National Marine Protected Areas Center. She earned her master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University and her bachelor’s degree in business and communication from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.