Julia Kumari Drapkin, Community Media Conference 2019 Speaker Bio

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Julia Kumari Drapkin

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CEO and founder, ISeeChange

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Drapkin created ISeeChange after over a decade in journalism reporting on climate science across the globe and in her own backyard on the Gulf Coast. Drapkin is a founding member of the American Geophysical Union’s Science to Action Working group , serves on the board of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, and has consulted for Resources for the Future and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Drapkin received her MS in Journalism from Columbia University and a BA in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from Tulane University. Prior to journalism, Julia did field research anthropology and archaeology for 7 years in Central America, where she geeked out on Mayan farmer’s almanacs.

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