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Saturday, September 29 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Plastic Pollution Coalition: Science & Scientists that Make a Difference

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This panel examines the challenges, opportunities and unique experience of scientists who have taken their science outside of the office, and a step further, to the public, in order to make a difference. Can a scientist be objective, if they are passionate about their science? Can a   scientist pursue their research   without passion? Where is the balance? How does it affect their     personal experiences? Each of these panelists has a story that connects their personal passion    with the subject they study.

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Arlene Blum

Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry UC Berkeley and also executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together worldwide to support chemical policies to protect human health and the global environment. Blum's research and policy work has contributed to stopping the use toxic flame retardants in... Read More →
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Jeffrey Boehm

Dr. Jeffrey R. Boehm joined The Marine Mammal Center as its Executive Director in 2008 from the famed John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois where he was the Senior Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation Science, Louis Family Conservation chair, and joint chair for the Great Lakes Conservation Awareness initiative. Dr. Boehm oversees The Marine Mammal Center's Sausalito headquarters and its operations in Monterey Bay, San Luis... Read More →
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Katie Pofahl

Program Manager, Sea Studios Foundation
Katie is an advocate for wildlife conservation whose voice has been amplified by an incredible opportunity – the chance to co-star with one of the world’s most iconic and loveable animals in OTTER 501. After responding on a whim to Sea Studios Foundation’s casting call, Katie quickly became a valuable member of the small, motivated OTTER 501 team despite the fact that she had no previous experience in filmmaking or... Read More →
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Giora Proskurowski

Giora graduated from Amherst College with a chemistry major, but was lured to the earth sciences with the prospects of using the submersible Alvin to study hydrothermal vents. He got his masters and PhD from the University of Washington in chemical oceanography studying the connections between biology, geology, and chemistry at deep-sea hot vents.  While deep-sea vents and upper ocean plastics seem like very different research topics, they... Read More →
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Daniella Russo

Think Beyond Plastic
DANIELLA DIMITROVA RUSSO is the CEO and Founder of Think Beyond Plastic™ Accelerator and Innovation Forum, which addresses plastic pollution as an innovation challenge. Daniella Russo's blended executive experience in high-tech, from startups to Fortune 500 businesses, and NGOs has helped elevate plastic pollution to the forefront of global, social, environmental, and political discourse.  Daniella Russo has launched the Think... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

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