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Marty Downs is Associate Director of the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) and founding co-Director of the Voss Environmental Fellows Program at Brown University. She manages operations and contributes to the overall strategic direction of the ECI by identifying areas where research strength and opportunity coincide. Marty’s background in climate change research and science writing helps to bridge the disparate disciplines that are part of ECI. In addition, Marty facilitates communication among ECI researchers, presents complex environmental research in an accessible way and and promotes ECI events and activities.

Randy Olsen, independent filmaker

Pam Matson, Stanford University

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.

Forrest Gander

Mark Malloff

Ed Osborn

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, Assistant Director for Science Policy Outreach, 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.

Jon Witman, Brown University

Ann Dill, Brown University

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