Liz Carlisle is a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, where she teaches courses on food and agriculture, sustainability transition, and environmental communication. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University, and she formerly served as Legislative Correspondent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Office of... Read More →
Research Assistant, Carnegie Science Global Ecology
Patrick Freeman is a budding elephant scientist and conservation communicator. He's studied elephant behavior and conservation in Namibia, South Africa, and Kenya and enjoys writing about his experiences and sharing his photography as a way to educate and inspire.
Tom Hayden directs the Earth Systems Master of Arts program in Environmental Communication at Stanford University. He is co-editor of The Science Writer’s Handbook, http://pitchpublishprosper.com.
Naturalist, teacher, scientist, and mountain lover Richard Nevle is the Deputy Director of the Earth Systems Program at Stanford. He muses at the The Feral Naturalist blog: http://feralnaturalist.blogspot.com/
Lecturer, Stanford University
Lauren E. Oakes is an ecologist and human-natural systems scientists who teaches at Stanford University in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. She is currently writing The Canary Tree, a book about finding faith in the ability of people to cope with a rapidly changing planet. It chronicles her 6-year journey along the outer coast of southeast Alaska studying forests impacted by climate change and how people respond to the loss of a sacred tree... Read More →
Emily Polk is a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. She has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters in Human Rights from Columbia University. She researches and presents her work focused on the rhetoric of sustainability and the communication of global social movements in the digital and public spheres. Prior to getting her doctorate, Emily worked for nearly ten years around the world as a... Read More →
Nic Romano is currently completing his Earth Systems major in the Biosphere track. Nic is interested in all aspects of ecology, from the deepest oceans to the darkest forests. His current research focuses upon the ectomycorrhizal symbiosis, in which plants exchange nutrients with fungal associates beneath the earth. In the long term, Nic hopes to do work in conservation biology and promote a greater awareness for our... Read More →