Lindsay Renick Mayer

Director of Media Relations


M.A. Journalism, Northwestern University
B.A. Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison

If you are a reporter/editor/producer, you can reach Lindsay at

Lindsay Renick Mayer helps GWC and partners tell their stories of adventure and conservation action through a number of communications channels, including digital and earned media. Lindsay is passionate about species-based conservation and finding compelling ways to tell stories that demonstrate the value of all of the planet’s critters, big and microscopic.

Lindsay has worked as a communications specialist for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo with a focus on the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project. She was also an associate director of marketing for The Nature Conservancy’s Maryland/DC and Virginia chapters and worked as a science writer/co-op student for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Lindsay is also an editor and writer for the Amphibian Survival Alliance’s FrogLog.


Gratwicke, B., Neff, M., Renick Mayer, L. , Ryan, S., Sevin, J. (2016) Education and Outreach. In C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr. (Ed), Reptile Ecology and Conservation (pp. 436 – 446). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Renick Mayer, L. (April, 2015). The Race to Protect Frogs from a Deadly Pathogen Gets a Much-Needed Boost. Smithsonian Magazine.

Smithsonian’s National Zoo Official Commemorative Guide (2015). Washington, D.C.: Beckon Books.

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