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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: 5 Illick Hall

Event Description: Dr. Christine O'Connell, Associate Director and Assistant Professor, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University

A joint presentation of the WiSE Professions/Environmental Studies Seminar Series/Hydrologic Systems Science Seminar Series

Dr. Christine O’Connell is Associate Director and Assistant Professor, at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University, and Affiliate Faculty, in both the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. She is an ocean and environmental scientist with an extensive interdisciplinary background in policy, advocacy, outreach, and communication. She teaches graduate courses in Distilling Your Message and Communicating to Decision Makers and speaks around the world on science communication. She has a BS in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a PhD from Stony Brook in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Her science communication research focuses on women in STEM, science advocacy, and environmental communication, while her scientific research involves the connections between science and society, with a focus on marine spatial planning, ecosystem-based management, waste management, conservation planning, and ecosystem services.

Prior to her time at Stony Brook, Dr. O'Connell worked in the fields of environmental advocacy, community organizing, and public policy. She has been involved with organizing national environmental and political campaigns, and teaching community groups in New York City how to refine their message to talk to politicians, raise money, and organize their communities.

Parking available; enter campus at Irving Avenue gate for permit and directions. These may also be obtained in advance by contacting Heather Engelman.

Heather Engelman

Sponsor: Department of Environmental Studies; ESF Women's Caucus; Great Lakes Research Consortium

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