Cornelia Dean is a science writer for the New York Times, where she writes primarily about environmental issues and science policy. From January 1997 until June 2003, Dean was science editor of the Times, where she was responsible for coverage of science, health and medical news in the daily paper and in the weekly Science Times section. Dean’s first book, “Against the Tide: The Battle for America’s Beaches”, was published in 1999 by Columbia University Press and was a New York Times Notable Book of the year.Her second book, “Am I Making Myself Clear?”, was published by Harvard University Press in 2009. She is currently working on a book about the misuse of scientific information in American public life. Dean is a former member of the Corporation of Brown University and was a founding member of the advisory board of the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Dean received a bachelor’s degree in American civilization from Brown University and an M.S. degree from Boston University.

Erica Goldman is Assistant Director for Science Policy Outreach of COMPASS. In this role, she helps to bring relevant science to the policy dialogue by organizing briefings on Capitol Hill, facilitating meetings between scientists and policy makers, and assisting with policy trainings for scientists. She has a varied background that includes science writing, policy, and academic research. She received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Washington and also has worked as a science writer for Maryland Sea Grant. Additionally, she served as a Knauss Fellow in the House Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation.

heather gHeather Goldstone is the science editor at WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR Station. She holds a Ph.D. in ocean science from M.I.T. and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and spent a decade as an active researcher before leaving the lab to become a writer. In her nine years with the Cape and Islands NPR Station, Goldstone has reported on Woods Hole’s unique scientific community and key environmental issues on Cape Cod. Her reporting has appeared in venues ranging from NPR and PBS News Hour to The Cape Cod Times and Commercial Fishery News. Most recently, Goldstone hosted the blog Climatide, an exploration of how climate change is impacting coastal life in the region.

Amanda Lynch is a Professor of Geological Sciences and ECI Director, Brown University. Professor Lynch’s interests lie in the application of climate and meteorological research to concrete problems of policy relevance. Her approaches include regional and global climate models of the contemporary and past climates, weather prediction models, statistical models, and quantitative and qualitative analysis. She has a strong interest in working with under-represented minorities, particularly indigenous people. Amanda Lynch obtained her Ph.D. in Meteorology in 1993 from the University of Melbourne. From 1992-2003 she was in the United States, most recently at the University of Colorado. She was a Fellow of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, a Visiting Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and a consultant to Los Alamos National Laboratory. She returned to Australia in 2004 to take up a Federation Fellowship and head the Monash University Climate program. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2008, and returned to the U.S. in 2011.

DavidDavid Orenstein has been a science news officer at Brown University since August 2010. Before Brown he worked for more than five years as associate director of communications for the School of Engineering at Stanford University. Orenstein earned masters and a bachelors degrees in journalism from Northwestern University in 1994. For the first 10 years of his career he worked as a business and technology writer at newspapers in Lincoln, Neb., and Albany, N.Y., and then at national magazines including Computerworld  and Business 2.0. He then went back to school at San Francisco State University to earn a bachelors in physics in 2004, launching his career in higher education science communication.

kurtKurt Teichert is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Studies. He teaches courses and advises students on sustainable design environmental stewardship, urban infrastructure, and transportation technology and policy. Brown established an environmental education and advocacy initiative in 1990 that links student research and education efforts with university operations to implement programs that reduce negative environmental impacts. Kurt came to Brown in 1992 to support that initiative. He has been involved in research, design, and construction of high performance educational facilities for over 20 years. Teichert is a member of the Steering Committee of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association RI Chapter, and is a founding member of the NE Campus Sustainability Consortium. Prior to coming to Brown, Kurt served as Research Associate and Facilities Manager at New Alchemy Institute. He holds an M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College.

 

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