RAND Corporation Scientist Robert Lempert

It’d Be Fun to See Ancient Rome

Robert Lempert is a RAND Corporation scientist and a contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Before taking part in a Zócalo/Daniel K. Inouye Institute “Pau Hana” event titled “What Can Hawai‘i Teach the World About Climate Change?” at Artistry Honolulu, he chatted in the green room about Alaskan bookstores, getting back to playing piano, and what he tells people they can do about climate change.

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Hiker and Writer Rahawa Haile

The Smell of Salt in the Air Is a Really Big Force in My Life

Rahawa Haile is a hiker and writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic and The New Yorker. Before moderating a Zócalo/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles …

Founder of Latino Outdoors José González

I’m a Sucker for a Good Story

José González is the founder of Latino Outdoors. Before taking part in a Zócalo/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County panel discussion titled “Is Nature Only for White People?” at …

REI Marketing Executive Myrian Solis Coronel

I Would Love to Travel Back to When My Grandparents Were Kids

Myrian Solis Coronel is an REI marketing executive. She also serves on the California State Park and Recreation Commission. Before taking part in a Zócalo/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles …

Author and Journalist Lisa Margonelli

Growing Up, I Had My Own Flock of Sheep

Lisa Margonelli is an author, journalist, and deputy editor at Zócalo Public Square. Her latest book is Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology. Before taking part in a …