Dr. Annalise Blum. Trained in water resources engineering, Annalise has led multi-disciplinary teams to do research on floods, droughts, access to safe water, and ecological impacts of environmental change. Annalise has a Ph.D. in environmental and water resources engineering from Tufts University, M.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a B.S. from Stanford University.
Mary Patterson is a Botanist for the Tahoe National Forest. She has been working with the Forest Service since 2017. Prior to that she has worked as a botanist for the BLM, County, and private sector. She has bachelor degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies and a master’s degree in Plant Biology and Conservation.
This talk delves into “Modern Agriculture: What’s on Your Plate?” with Dr. Adam Cornish. Adam is a program analyst in the Office of Agricultural Policy at the State Department, and received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Michigan State University, where he focused on biohydrogen production and investigating enzymatic mechanisms.
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Meet a member of the Headwaters family: Scientist Mentor Ashley Pierce is an environmental scientist with a background in atmospheric pollutants, specifically mercury, ozone, and particulate matter. She has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Environmental Science and is currently an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow placed at the National Science Foundation where she works on programs that are cross-disciplinary with a focus on sustainability. In this talk, she shares her work studying mercury in the environment.
Thank you to the Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine in Reno, Nevada for sponsoring this episode.
Dane Samilo, a Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Defense joins us this week for our scientist talk. There, he works on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education and workforce recruitment and retention.
Dane earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, San Diego and his PhD at Weill Cornell Medicine in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis. In this talk he delves into the history of infectious diseases and vaccines, leading up to how modern vaccines are developed.