Blue Sky Hero Citizen Science Webinar
How Georgia Tech and Spelman College are
Tackling Urban Heat Islands
Dr. Kim Cobb Georgia Tech University
Kim Cobb is the faculty Director of the Global Change Program at Georgia Tech that focuses on building capacity for climate solutions. In her research, she uses observations of past and present climate to advance our understanding of future climate change impacts, with a focus on climate extremes and coastal flood hazards. She is honored to be a Lead Author for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, and is a married mother to four.
Lab website: http://cobblab.eas.gatech.edu/
Global Change Program: https://globalchange.gatech.edu
Sea Level Sensors in Coastal Georgia: https://www.sealevelsensors.org
Dr. Na'Taki Osborne-Jelks Spelman College
Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental and Health Sciences Program at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She develops, implements, and evaluates community-based initiatives that set conditions to enable low-income and communities of color to empower themselves to reduce exposure to environmental health hazards and improve health and quality of life. Jelks is particularly interested in participatory science approaches that engage environmentally overburdened communities in monitoring local environmental conditions, generating actionable data for community change, and developing effective community-based interventions that revitalize toxic, degraded spaces into healthy places.
Robby Douthitt PocketLab
Robert Douthitt is the Director of Education and a Product Manager at PocketLab. He taught secondary math and science in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois for six years. He received a Master’s degree in Education Leadership and Policy from Marquette University and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, also from Marquette University. During Robert’s work in education, he served as a high school science department chair and a district lead in professional development for other science teachers.