Dr. Jon Foley, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences
A noted science communicator, Foley’s presentations on global environmental issues have been featured at hundreds of venues, including the Aspen Environmental Forum and TED. Foley leads the greenest museum on the planet and one of the most future-focused scientific institutions in the world.
He has also written many popular articles, op-eds, and essays in publications like National Geographic, the New York Times, Scientific American, The Guardian, Ensia, Yale’s Environment 360, and bioGraphic, among others. His research has also been featured on the covers of National Geographic, Nature, andScientific American.
Foley has won numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (awarded by President Bill Clinton); the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award; the J.S. McDonnell Foundation’s 21st Century Science Award; an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship; and the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America. In 2014, he was named winner of the prestigious Heinz Award for the Environment.
Reception begins at 6pm, followed by the presentation at 7pm.
The Rosenberg Institute Public Forum series brings leading professionals in marine biology and environmental science to the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies to talk with community members about important discoveries and emerging issues. The Public Forum program includes a reception with light refreshments, an engaging and informative presentation by our invited speaker, followed by a short interview and an open forum for discussion with audience members led by SF State University graduate students.