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A {Virtual} Evening with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Wednesday, April 21st
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Description

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 co-creator and co-host of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet. With Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, she co-edited the climate 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 B.A. from Harvard University in environmental science and public policy, and a Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in marine biology. She publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington PostLos Angeles Times, and  Time, and she blogs on Scientific American. She is on the 2021 Time 100 Next List and 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 .

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY. Complete the Event Registration Form to receive the Zoom Webinar link and additional information.

The first 200 ISU students who register for this event can also enjoy a FREE sustainable meal prepared by ISU Catering featuring locally sourced foods. Students have the choice of a locally-sourced meat option or a vegan/gluten free option. All food will be boxed in compostable packaging to reduce the use of single-use plastic. To-go meals can be picked up between 4:30-6 p.m. on April 21 in the Spotlight Room of the Bone Student Center. *ALL ISU STUDENTS MUST SHOW A VALID REDBIRD ID THAT CORRESPONDS TO THE REGISTRATION LIST TO RECEIVE THE FREE MEAL.

*All students who attend will also be entered to win a variety of ECO PRIZE PACKAGES!* (Prizes include a new bike, spikeball, cornhole, and other yard games! Reusable eco-supplies!) Prizes will be raffled off at the end of the Zoom Webinar. You must attend the full event to receive the prize!

Register for A {Virtual} Evening with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson HERE.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


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