Agricultural Scientist Molly Jahn

I Have My Magic Wand and My Crystal Ball Handy

Molly Jahn is an agricultural scientist and a project manager at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Before joining the Zócalo/Issues in Science and Technology event “What Does Food Security Really Mean?,” Jahn spoke in the green room about the impossible task of picking a favorite flower, collecting moments of history, and acquiring a crystal ball.

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Environmental Journalist Cynthia Barnett | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Environmental Journalist Cynthia Barnett

The Best Water Comes From My Sink

Cynthia Barnett teaches environmental journalism and nature writing at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She is the author of three books on water, including Rain: A …

Environmental Journalist Michelle Nijhuis | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Environmental Journalist Michelle Nijhuis

It Smells Like Final Exams

Michelle Nijhuis is a science writer and editor who covers conservation and climate change. The author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, she is a …

Arizona State University Dean of Social Sciences Pardis Mahdavi | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Arizona State University Dean of Social Sciences Pardis Mahdavi

I Write for an Hour in the Morning and Dance for an Hour at Night

Pardis Mahdavi is the dean of social sciences in Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The author of six books, most recently Hyphen, she is an Iranian-American …