Alex Duckles oversees digital outreach, social media and digital distribution for web-first content, including the original YouTube series “I Contain Multitudes” about the human microbiome starring best-selling author Ed Yong. Duckles joined HHMI Tangled Bank Studios as a science education fellow to explore the intersection of science storytelling and digital audiences.
Duckles studied ecology and filmmaking at Dartmouth College before heading to New Zealand to earn a master’s degree in communication. While at the University of Otago, Duckles focused his research on narrative models of science storytelling, and produced an award-winning documentary on destructive algae blooms. In 2014, Duckles joined PBS Education and later PBS Digital Studios, working on acclaimed digital series including “The Good Stuff” and “Full-Time Kid.” Duckles specializes in producing short-form video content that brings emotionally-driven science storytelling to platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.