Position title: Manager of Environmental Sustainability Education and Engagement at the California Academy of Sciences
Inspiring people to live more sustainability is a complex, interdisciplinary challenge, but one that I’m prepared to meet thanks to my training in the Learning Sciences. While at UW-Madison, I designed virtual environments for people to grapple with environmental situations that were too expensive, dangerous, or complicated to deal with in real life. Using Land Science, people began making connections between their personal decisions and the impacts on social, environmental, and economic systems. In my role as Manager of Environmental Sustainability Education and Engagement at the California Academy of Sciences, I use my knowledge of how people learn about complex systems and my skills in designing and evaluating experiences to tap into people’s values and identities in order to inspire them to take individual and collective actions that sustain our global food, water, and energy systems.