Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and is a science journalist, has accompanied RespectScience from the very start. Through her active time in research, she knows the challenges of doing science and doing science communication at the same time. Dr. Nguyen-Kim received the Federal Cross of Merit in 2020 for her educational work during the Corona pandemic with the science channel “mailab” on YouTube. In an advisory role regarding the science system, funding, science communication and journalism, she shares her experience and expertise with RespectScience. Additionally, she supports the association through outreach generation and networking.