Current and Former Speakers

Jess Phoenix

Speaker

Jess Phoenix is a volcanologist, an extreme explorer, and former candidate for United States Congress.

BETH PRATT

Speaker

Beth Pratt is California Director for the National Wildlife Federation.

Maryn McKenna

Keynote Speaker

Maryn McKenna is an independent journalist who specializes in public health, global health and food policy.

Natalie Delaney-John

Speaker

Natalie Delaney-John is the proud founder of Rest in Pieces, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Allis Markham

Speaker

Allis Markham is an award-winning taxidermist, recently named 'Third in the World' at the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships.

Siegfried Tieber

Speaker

Siegfried Tieber is a Los Angeles-based performer and sleight-of-hand magician.

Morra Aarons-Mele

Workshop Presenter

Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of social impact agency Women Online and host of the podcast "Hiding in the Bathroom."

Rachel Ignotofsky

Workshop Presenter

Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times Best Selling author and illustrator, based in beautiful Los Angeles.

Adam Becker

Workshop Presenter

Adam Becker is an author, astrophysicist, and public speaker. His book is "What is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics."

Teagan Wall

Workshop Presenter

Teagan Wall is an Emmy-nominated writer and speaker. She's written for Young Sheldon, Bill Nye Saves the World, and the PBS digital series Braincraft.

Sanden Totten

Workshop Presenter

Sanden Totten is co-creator of Brains On, the NSF-funded podcast for kids. He's also an Emmy-nominated writer for Netflix's Bill Nye Saves the World.

Kate Gammon

Workshop Presenter

Katharine Gammon is a freelance science writer based in Santa Monica.

CLIFFORD JOHNSON

Speaker

Cosmologist Clifford V. Johnson’s work in science ranges from teaching and research to public outreach.

KEVIN HAND

Speaker

Kevin Hand is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and co-chair of NASA's Europa Lander Science Definition Team.

    ALEX WARNEKE

    Workshop Presenter

    Alex Warneke is a Science Communicator for the National Park Service based in San Diego.

    JACOB SOBOROFF

    Panelist

    Jacob Soboroff is an MSNBC correspondent and anchor. He reports across NBC News platforms, including MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, and The Today Show.

    EMILY CALANDRELLI

    Keynote Speaker

    Emily Calandrelli is an Emmy-nominated host and producer for FOX's Xploration Outer Space, and a correspondent on Netflix's Bill Nye Saves the World.

    MIKE DRUCKER

    Workshop Presenter

    Mike Drucker is an Emmy-nominated writer and comedian. He's written for Adam Ruins Everything, Bill Nye Saves the World, The Tonight Show, and more.

    ANDREW THALER

    Workshop Presenter

    Andrew Thaler is the founder and lead developer for Oceanography for Everyone and Chief Ecologist of OpenROV.

    VANESSA HILL

    Workshop Presenter

    Vanessa Hill is a science educator and filmmaker. She is the creator of BrainCraft, a PBS web series exploring psychology and neuroscience.

    BAILEE DESROCHER

    Workshop Presenter

    Bailee DesRocher is science illustrator based in Los Angeles and a graduate of the Science Illustration Graduate Program at CSU Monterey Bay.

    MARGOT LEITMAN

    Workshop Presenter

    Margot Leitman is a storyteller, comedian, writer, teacher, and five-time winner of The Moth StorySLAM.

    BETHANY BROOKSHIRE

    Workshop Presenter

    Bethany Brookshire is Science Education Writer at Science News Magazine and host of the Science for the People podcast.

    BRIAN WECHT

    Workshop Presenter

    Brian Wecht is a comedian, musician, and theoretical physicist. He co-founded The Story Collider, a science-themed storytelling show.

    SARAH KEARTES

    SciCommCamp Co-Founder

    Sarah Keartes is a science & wildlife journalist based in the Pacific Northwest.

    CARA SANTA MARIA

    SciCommCamp Co-Founder

    Cara Santa Maria is a three-time Los Angeles Area Emmy Award-winning journalist, television presenter/producer, and podcaster.

    JASON G GOLDMAN

    SciCommCamp Co-Founder

    Dr. Jason G. Goldman is an award-winning science journalist, author, speaker, and expedition leader.