By Dr. Tony Phillips - Science@NASA To Whom it May Concern I have been the editor of NASA's Science@NASA website, http://science.nasa.gov, for more than 15 years. During that time I have worked with and supervised dozens of talented science writers. Dauna Coulter is my favorite. Dauna has an uncanny knack for connecting with people--particularly her readers. This allows her to explain challenging concepts using language and emotions that resonate with people from all walks of life. No topic is outside her range. Dauna also connects with her interviewees. They really enjoy being interviewed by Dauna and the stories she writes about their work. As a result, researchers become a rich source of future story ideas as they call Dauna with updates about their work. Dauna makes friends easily and works well with others. You can insert her into any work environment and rest assured that the social situation will get no worse--and probably improve very much. If I had to run a science communications web site from a desert island with only one science writer to assist me, I would choose Dauna Coulter. I strongly recommend her for any communications position you have to offer. She is a great asset.