Join us to hear from two speakers who work at understanding the effect of climate change on NYC and how to increase resiliency through science. We are proud to host two NYC speakers researching climate impact on our economy, livelihood and climate justice.
Our Speakers Include:
Agata Poniatowski (she/her): Billion Oyster Project: Restoration through Education and Education Through Restoration
When Agata learned the definition of endangered in elementary school, the Long Island, New York native immediately knew her answer to that recurring question: what do you want to be when you grow up? From founding a Save the Pandas club at school to taking her passion into adulthood by interning for several companies like WCS Water Quality Lab, World Cares Center Inc. Outreach, and WWF Freshwater in the Living Himalayas, Agata’s professional trajectory was always met with purpose and intention. As Billion Oyster Project’s Outreach and Engagement Manager, the Oyster Research Station Program engaging with schools throughout New York City, providing outdoor education opportunities, community engagement and developing harbor related informal education curriculum, Agata continues to expand on her previous roles of Research Associate Technician, and Education Outreach Coordinator, plus effectively utilizing her degree and studies from CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Management department. twitter//instagram
Marco Tedesco (ki/kin): From Greenland to Harlem: impacts of climate change on socially vulnerable populations
Marco is a Lamont Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Adjunct Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). He received his Laurea degree and PhD in Italy, from the University of Naples and the Italian National Research Council. He then spent five years as a postdoc and research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He moved to CCNY in 2008 as an Assistant Professor where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. During his time at CCNY, he founded and directed the Cryosphere Processes Laboratory and was a rotating Program Manage at the National Science Foundation between 2013 and 2015. In January 2016, he joined Columbia University. Dr. Tedesco’s research focuses on the dynamics of seasonal snowpack, ice sheet surface properties, high latitude fieldwork, global climate change and its implications on the economy, real estate and climate justice. twitter