1. Dr. Dawn Wright
Dr. Wright is Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) and a professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University. Her research interests in seafloor mapping and tectonics, ocean conservation, and environmental informatics contributes to the overall understanding of climate, ocean science and environmental conservation issues of our day. Learn more about Dr. Wright’s research and related policy input at her website.
Follow her on Twitter: @DeepSeaDawn
2. Nkrumah Frazier
Mr. Frazier is a Research Technician at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research background in Environmental Biology allows him the chance to participate in several environmental and environmental remediation projects in southern Mississippi including the Gulf. He is also the founder of the South Mississippi Family and Nature Club and previous fellow of the Outdoor Afro Leadership Team. Learn more about Mr. Frazier and his participation with the Children and Nature Network here.
Follow him on Twitter: @Nkrumah_Frazier
3. CaTameron Bobino
Ms. Bobino is a Master’s Student in Biology at California State University studying animal behavior and conservation. She is also the host of an amazing science web series In The Know with CaT Bobino. In the short episodes Ms. Bobino introduces her young audience to fascinating animals and sample science projects that they can do at home. Check her and her inspiring show at her YouTube Channel.
Follow her on Twitter: @IntheKnowShow
4. Kellen Marshall
Ms. Marshall is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She studies urban ecology and her research examines the intersection between nature in cities and equitable distribution of nature’s benefits. She uses her passion for the field of ecology to connect communities of color to conversations surrounding urban ecosystems. She is also the current host and creator of an urban nature web series titled Living Chicago. You should definitely check it out.
Follow her on Twitter: @GreenKels
5. Dr. Melanie H. Okoro
Dr. Harrison is environmental scientist and water quality specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Fisheries). She has more than 8 years of interdisciplinary experience on the topic of water resources and focus on areas, such as environmental scientific research, environmental assessment, regulatory compliance and mitigation. Her expertise is in water pollution and (aquatic) invasive species. I featured her earlier this year on this blog and you can learn more about her and her science outreach here.
Follow her on Twitter: @DrHarrisonOkoro
6. Bekkah Marshall
Ms. Marshall is an Environmental Scientist and Educator and although relatively new to the social media scene, she is already serving fiercely! She shares quick science outreach with style beyond compare. Check out her impressive resume (she has a strong background in public health related environmental sciences) here.
7. Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd
Dr. Shepherd is a Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences and the Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia.
He is also the 2013 President of the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Shepherd is frequently sought as an expert on weather, climate, and remote sensing. His research emphasis includes hydroclimate, precipitation, storms, and urban climate. As a result his science outreach emphasizes the vulnerability of African American and other urban communities to climate change. I have featured him on before, but he may also be familiar because he is the host the Wx Geeks on The Weather Channel. The only science related Sunday news talk program on cable television, Dr. Shepherd and his guests talk weather, climate and environment weekly. Check it out.
Follow him on Twitter: @DrShepherd2013
Happy Earth Day!