Julia Kumari Drapkin
Julia is the CEO and founder of ISeeChange. She founded her award-winning climate change tech company after over a decade of reporting natural disasters and climate change across the globe and in her own backyard on the Gulf Coast. Today, it is almost impossible to separate our natural, built, and social environments. Weather and climate affect the type of infrastructure we build and how we live, work, and play in our communities. While our social environment determines how those impacts are experienced, it also determines which voices are heard from when it comes to solving problems. Julia is connecting the stories to the data and producing unprecedented information related to climate change for use across numerous industries and communities. Under her leadership, ISeeChange has received national and international recognition from the Obama White House Climate Data Initiative, NASA, MIT Solve, Echoing Green, TechStars, the United Nations, Grist, AGU, and the AAAS.
The Kitchen Sisters
The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) are producers of the duPont-Columbia and James Beard Award-winning series Hidden Kitchens heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and two Peabody Award-winning NPR series, Lost & Found Sound and The Sonic Memorial Project. Their Webby Award-winning podcast, The Kitchen Sisters Present… is part of Radiotopia from PRX. The Kitchen Sisters also produced The Hidden World of Girls, heard on NPR and hosted by Tina Fey. Their current series, The Keepers, is about activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Their book, Hidden Kitchens: Stories Recipes and More from NPR’s Kitchen Sisters was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.