During my second year of college, Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” went wild in theaters. I remember lamenting with a friend that it took a politician to raise the climate alarm. That night we half-jokingly hatched an idea: Wouldn’t it be great if we found a way to translate science directly to the public?
Eight years and many left turns later, I’m finally headed in that direction. An early career as a geologist inspired me to explore this rock we call Earth, but dabbling in policy with the Department of Energy showed me I could do more than research. Only after hitting the airwaves with the Science Podcast and Valley Public Radio in Fresno did I discover how rewarding media could be.
Now, it’s my turn to help people connect with their home planet—without the partisan politics. A recent graduate of the Science Communication program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, I'm currently an intern at KQED's The California Report.
Here, you can read, hear and watch my work on News From Science, the Science Podcast, Valley Public Radio, the San Jose Mercury News, Eos, Mongabay.com, and many others.
[photo: Bored in Manitoba, (c) Kerry Klein]