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A Conversation with Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with marine biologist, policy expert and writer Ayana Elizabeth Johnson in an event sponsored by the UF Florida Climate Institute and the College of Journalism and Communications.

Dr. Johnson will talk about her new book, podcast, and climate research in a discussion led by 2020 Florida Climate Institute Distinguished Faculty Fellow Cynthia Barnett, CJC Environmental Journalist in Residence.

Bring your questions and lunch. To register for this free event, go to https://bit.ly/3iXgWVk.  A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent shortly before the event.

About Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Dr. Johnson, a Brooklyn native, is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities, and founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm for conservation solutions.

Her new book, All We Can Save, contains “provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.”

Dr. Johnson hosts the new, climate solutions podcast How to Save a Planet with Alex Blumberg, and is co-creator of 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 Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in marine biology. She publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian, 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.



October 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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