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Project Manager, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Expanding work into Latin America to support partner organizations at Yale, managing fellowships, presenting research and tools, and running workshops on climate communications. Prior to YPCCC, Eric was an outdoor educator taking people on expeditions throughout the Americas and Europe. Watching glaciers recede in Patagonia over ten years inspired him to pursue a Masters of Environmental Science at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental.
Assistant Professor, The Design School; Senior Global Futures Scientist, Global Futures Scientists and Scholars
Charlotte McCurdy is an assistant professor of industrial design in The Design School. She is an award-winning designer and researcher who works at the intersection of emerging technology, futures, and existential threats. Her work on carbon-negative materials, “After Ancient Sunlight,” debuted as part of “Nature — The Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial” in 2019, won the Experimental category in the 2019 FastCompany Innovation by Design Awards and was most recently on view at The Design Museum, London. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, Dezeen, Wallpaper, and Vogue, and has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Swarovski, The UN Office for Partnerships, and Science Sandbox. She is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University where she teaches courses at the intersection of climate change, design research, and experimental design. She holds a MID from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in Global Affairs from Yale University.
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