Will Arendell, LCSW and Julia Kumari Drapkin

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2017-07-12 19:00 - 2017-07-12 20:00

Julia Kumari Drapkin is the executive producer and founder of ISeeChange, an award-winning citizen journalism and citizen science venture that empowers communities to connect to each other and their changing environment. Drapkin created ISeeChange after spending over a decade covering natural disasters and climate change science across the globe and in her own backyard. She has worked as the Senior Science Reporter for The Nature Conservancy; a foreign correspondent and environmental radio reporter for PRI’s The World and Global Post in South America; as a photojournalist for the Associated Press in South Asia and the St. Petersburg Times; and most recently as multimedia producer for the Times Picayune. She was a NSF Polar Science Fellow in 2009 and a Metcalf Environmental Reporting Fellow in 2007. Drapkin currently serves on the board of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and is a consultant for the think tank Resources for the Future and NASA. Prior to journalism, Julia did research anthropology and archaeology for over 7 years in Latin America, where she geeked out on Mayan farmer’s almanacs.