Working in the museum field, particularly in community/citizen science, a lot of flying is expected of me. I am working towards greatly decreasing my air miles personally, and hoping to change the culture of the field toward more virtual and regional connectivity. I hope to meet others with whom to collaborate on this work.
I work to connect community and scientists to help answer real world questions, specifically about nature in the Southern California region. I co-founded the City Nature Challenge with Alison Young from the California Academy of Sciences. This global program with over 130 cities world-wide is organized regionally by local groups. All our resources and collaborative meetings are shared/held virtually. I believe it is a great model for scaling a project globally with a low carbon footprint.