Pyx·is [pik-sis]:

A small southern constellation (the Compass Box or Mariner's Compass), lying in the Milky Way between Vela and Puppis.

Committed. Reliable. Passionate.

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Shannon Meirzon, Co-Founder

Shannon’s lifelong love of science and writing has led her to explore different ways of combining her two passions. Most recently, Shannon was Global PR and Media Manager at EMD Millipore, where she was responsible for organizing and writing technical content, as well as managing the PR, media and tradeshow programs for the division. In addition, she helped to initiate the Thought Leadership initiative, the goal of which was to better position the company as a thought leader in the life science field.

Shannon’s career began in publishing with a position at Penguin Putnam where she honed her editing and proofreading skills. In an effort to bring science back into her life, she took a position with Genetic Engineering News, the most widely read biotechnology publication around the globe. As Assistant Managing Editor, she was responsible for streamlining the editorial and production processes. Her role also included editing and proofreading technical articles for the publication, as well as writing news columns for the print and online edition.

Shannon earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, with a minor in history from Colgate University. She received her Master of Arts degree in writing from Manhattanville College. She has taken courses in publishing, desktop publishing as well as PR and communication writing.

Heather (Donovan) Beaudoin, Co-Founder

Heather is no stranger to the world of freelance writing. At the age of 20, she ran eWriteNow; a successful freelance communications business catering to a wide range of B2B companies looking to improve their presence on the web.

Most recently, Heather was a Marketing Communications Senior Specialist at EMD Millipore, where she gained a wealth of experience developing and executing global communications plans for a large piece of the downstream business. She was also responsible for developing and co-facilitating a variety of product positioning and messaging workshops, which resulted in innovative marketing campaigns. In previous years, she played a key role in the development of an internal communications program; the first of its kind for the bioprocessing division. This included writing executive communications, managing town hall meetings and acting as the Editor for a quarterly global newsletter.

Heather earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Writing Concentration) with a Business minor from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She has been trained in project management, pragmatic marketing and power positioning.