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How do scientists go from OMG to PhD? Students, their teachers (and parents) are invited to join EOS Center for a Zoom chat with our seminar speakers, in-house scientists, or graduate students.

If you are a 5th-12th grade student, undergraduate, teacher or parent, join us to ask these questions and more in a Q&A session with our weekly Seminar speakers on Wednesdays from 2:30 - 3 p.m.

October 5 - Sam Bashevkin

Sam is a Senior Environmental Scientist in the Delta Science Program, Delta Stewardship Council. Sam works to leverage long-term monitoring data for new management-informing insights while making these datasets more accessible through data integration and science communication. He applies data science, statistics, and interagency collaborations to diverse topics including water quality, zooplankton, fishes, and monitoring survey design. Sam completed his Ph.D. in ecology at the University of California, Davis, studying the adaptive defenses of larval crabs against predation and ultraviolet radiation.

September 14 - Rebecca Schwartz Lesberg, M.S.

Rebecca is the president and founder of Coastal Policy Solutions, where she focuses on the intersection of science, policy, restoration, and community engagement to protect California's coastal environments. Prior to this, Rebecca led on-the-ground conservation work with the Audubon Society, mostly recently as the San Francisco Bay Program Director for Audubon California. She has also served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Diego and was a Field Biologist for AMEC Foster Wheeler. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from UC San Diego and a Master of Science in Marine Science from the University of San Diego.

September 7 - Dr. Sean Jungbluth

Sean’s primary appointment is as a research scientist in the Environmental Genomics and System Biology division at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Since July 2022,he’s been an Adjunct Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University. His focus on the System Biology Knowledge Base (KBase) team is on the interface of microbiology,environmental sciences, molecular sequencing, and computational biology where he works on developing software that enables and accelerates research outcomes across diverse fields of biological sciences.Sean received his BS in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin and PhD in biological oceanography from the University of Hawaii.



The EOS Center welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact Rebecca (415) 338-3543 or as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed.