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Wednesday
18
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SCBinDC Presents - Women in Science and Conservation!

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Please join the DC Chapter for the Society of Conservation Biology (SCBinDC) for an evening of extraordinary women sharing their experiences and backgrounds in various scientific fields.

Panelists include:

Kasha Patel – Comedienne and Science Writer, NASA

Catherine Workman – Senior Director of Wildlife, National Geographic Society

Robin Garcia – Policy Analyst, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA

Maria Prebble – Programme Officer, Global Gender Office, IUCN

Panel discussion will begin at 7pm, and there will be an extended Happy Hour on select beer, wine, and cocktails until 8pm. Any and all are welcome to attend! We look forward to meeting, networking, and connecting with all of you. See you there!

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Kasha Patel – Comedienne and Science Writer, NASA

Kasha Patel is a stand-up comedienne, writer and on-screen personality based in Washington, DC focusing her jokes on science and her life. The founder of “DC Science Comedy,” she produces one of the nation’s only regularly occurring science shows where only science jokes, stories, songs, and bits are allowed with sold out crowds. She has been featured on BBC World News and The Washington Post. She hosted a mini series on NASA TV and appeared on the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum. Kasha grew up in West Virginia, majored in chemistry at Wake Forest University, and earned her Masters degree in Science Journalism at Boston University.



Catherine Workman – Senior Director of Wildlife, National Geographic Society

Catherine Workman is Senior Director of Wildlife at the National Geographic Society, where she is responsible for strategically designing and adaptively managing the Society's Wildlife grants portfolio. Her work has spanned the globe- from studying endangered langurs in northern Vietnam to helping develop collaborative strategies to stop the killing, trafficking, and demand for elephant ivory, to serving NG's BioBlitz, a citizen science initiative occurring annually in US national parks. Catherine served as a AAAS Science Policy Fellow in the Office of Forestry and Biodiversity at USAID, where she supported government efforts to address biodiversity and forest loss, including unsustainable fishing, illegal logging, and illegal wildlife trade. She earned a BA and MA in anthropology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Anthropology from Duke University.



Robin Garcia – Policy Analyst, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA

Robin Garcia communicates marine and aquatic science to policy makers and constituents so that they can make educated decisions for the benefit of both the environment and coastal communities. With a B.S. in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami and a M.S. in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston, Robin is the Policy Analyst for the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration. A native Washingtonian, Robin enjoys spending time with family, exploring the city with friends, and getting to a beach as often as possible.



Maria Prebble – Programme Officer, Global Gender Office, IUCN

Maria Prebble is a Programme Officer for the Global Gender Office (GGO) where she supports the Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) energy and forestry and biodiversity (FAB) portfolios. Previously Maria also supported IUCN’s EGI platform. She holds a degree in International Relations from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in environmental economics and policy from Duke University. Prior to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Maria worked for Conservation International, the Woodrow Wilson Center and Korean National Commission for UNESCO. Her interest and passion for the environment began as a child catching frogs, listening to loons and playing in the woods of rural Wisconsin, USA.