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Conversation on climate science, policy, and justice with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson


Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities, and is co-creator and co-host of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet. With Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, she co-edited the anthology All We Can Save, and co-founded The All We Can Save Project. Recently, she co-authored the Blue New Deal, a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. Previously, she was executive director of the Waitt Institute, developed policy at the EPA and NOAA, served as a leader of the March for Science, and taught as an adjunct professor at New York University. Dr. Johnson earned a BA from Harvard University in environmental science and public policy, and a PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in marine biology. She publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Time, and she blogs on Scientific American. She was named one of Elle’s 27 Women Leading on Climate. Outside magazine called her  “the most influential marine biologist of our time.” Her mission is to build community around solutions to our climate crisis. Find her @ayanaeliza.

Join Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for this first in a series of events about global climate change and action taking place in March 2021 including a lecture by Dr. Robert Kopp on March 9 and an open conversation between Johnson and Kopp on March 16.

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Sponsored by the Grand Challenges, Environmental Studies, and Science, Technology, and Society programs with support from the STS Pauline Newman ’47 Fund, the Henry Grillo Science Fund, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.