Associate Director for Communications
A media and communications professional with more than 15 years experience, Atu is motivated by tackling complex communications challenges. His work at the Cornell Alliance for Science includes leading the organization's communications strategy, multimedia efforts, and serving as the media relations lead. Originally from New York City, Atu has spent much of his adulthood living in Europe, soaking up language, culture, and history on the Old Continent.
Atu came to the Cornell Alliance for Science after work at large international organizations, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United Nations Information Centre for Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and at multinational, multicultural companies such as MTV Networks and Univision Communications Inc. Atu was drawn to the Cornell Alliance for Science because of his passion for science and the role it can play in solving the world's biggest problems.
Atu received his BA in Classics with certificates in Linguistics and Hellenic Studies from Princeton University in 1999, and his Master's degree in International Relations from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies in 2009. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Greece from 1999-2000.