4 ProfNet Experts to Connect with for Your Next Story

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Expert Alerts

Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

1. Mental Health & LGBTQ+

Who: Caitlin Billings, Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, private practice

What they can discuss: Caitlin can discuss many topics in the mental health and LGBT+ realms, including (but not limited to) general therapy, deep trauma, EMDR, bipolar disorder, PTSD, substance use, gender-fluidity, teen mental health, depression/anxiety, and family life.

“People can build a depth of understanding and acceptance if we can just open up.”

Website: https://prbythebook.com/experts/caitlin-billings/

Media contact: Erin Nicole Conti, erin@prbythebook.com

2. Food Waste

Who: Seamus Mullen, Brand Influencer Expert, Vitamix

What they can discuss: Mullen can talk to journalists about how families are starting in the kitchen to reduce their environmental impact. They’re recycling food scraps, integrating more whole foods or adopting plant-based diets, buying fresh produce, and upcycling food storage items like bottles and containers.

Website: www.vitamix.com

Media contact: Kim Wysocki, kwysocki@mtllc.com

3. Potty Training

Who: Michelle D. Swaney, CEO, The Potty School

What they can discuss: The pandemic’s effect on pottying (potty training and elimination communication) and how this is now affecting children entering pre-school, TK and kindergarten.

“The need for children to be potty trained this summer by far supersedes the need compared to the past two pandemic years.”

Website: www.thepottyschool.com

Media contact: Michelle Swaney, michelle@thepottyschool.com

4. 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Who: Danielle Cote, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

What they can discuss: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing in light of President Biden’s Additive Manufacturing Forward initiative. The ability to print these large parts on site will reduce the need for expensive and complicated shipping logistics of the parts; only the feedstock material (metal wire or powder) will need to be transported to locations with existing 3D printing capabilities.

Media contact: Jack Levy, jlevy2@wpi.edu

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The content in this post was originally published in ProfNet Expert Alerts for April 29 and May 13.

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