Living in CambridgeMAUS
MS Electrical Engineering (1986), Stanford
Music Jazz Performance (1992), New England Conservatory
I believe that our collective response to climate change is now the defining issue of our time. And so, finding solutions together is firmly and permanently in my thoughts and actions. As part of the ClimateX startup team, I focus on our connections with the MIT academic and research community, advise on climate change content, and co-host our video interviews and podcasts. This role builds on over a decade of online education development with MIT OpenCourseWare, where I’m currently Acting Publication Director. During the 2018-2019 academic year, I'm the staff representative on MIT's Climate Action Advisory Committee. Outside work, I'm a 350 Massachusetts node coordinator and rep for the state steering team, and a trained Climate Reality Leader. My climate inspirations are many: the wakeup call of Bill McKibben's 2012 Rolling Stone article "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math;" my two young-adult kids; frequent trail running and hiking; Rebecca Solnit’s book “Hope in the Dark,” and the students of Fossil Free MIT. Coming from a Midwestern farm family, I feel particularly close to food and agriculture, and how climate change plays in the US heartland.