Buzzfeed Producer & Environmentalist
Auri Jackson creates fun and accessible videos about environmental issues like climate change and plastic pollution with the goal of inspiring people to action. She is currently a Lead Video Producer at BuzzFeed with a focus on the environment, known for “I Tried To Make Zero Trash For 30 Days” and "I Want You To Stop Recycling." Jackson hosts workshops and writes articles about how to live zero waste. She has a B.F.A from NYU’s Film Program, was trained as a Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore and his foundation, and is pursuing a Sustainability Certificate from UCLA.
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Dr. Ye Li
Judgement & Decision Making
Dr. Ye Li is an Assistant Professor of Management at UCR. In his research on decision making and behavioral economics, Li examines the psychology of how and why people make sub-optimal decisions. He is particularly interested in the role of time in decision making. He was selected as one of Poets & Quants’ Best 40 Under 40 business professors in 2020. Li received his B.S. degrees in Business Economics and Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. and PhD. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to joining UCR, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
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Traveler & Creator
Born and raised in Turkey, Gulin Cetin Akyuz is a content creator and influencer with an academic background. Gulin moved to the US to get her doctorate degree and she is now a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at UC Riverside. She has always been
passionate about visual arts and storytelling. This passion found a new platform when she decided to start blogging and posting on social media. In about 3 years, Gulin created a successful brand that opened the doors to partnerships with many internationally known brands such as Anthropologie, Aldo, Hyundai, as well as tourism boards like Visit Newport Beach. She is also passionate about sharing her experience and knowledge in social media.
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Dr. Jade S. Sasser
Dr. Jade S. Sasser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at UC Riverside. Her work explores the intersectional impacts of climate change on women’s bodies, health, rights, and reproductive justice. Her first book, On Infertile Ground: Population Control and Women’s Rights in the Era of Climate Change, was published in 2018 by NYU Press. Sasser is currently researching the role of race in climate change-related emotions, mental health, and the desire to have children. She has a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from University of California, Berkeley.
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Geologist & Science Communicator
Cate Larsen is a geologist and science communicator who is using the power of social media to teach geology in exciting and entertaining ways by relating to her audience. Through her videos, live-streamed lessons, and podcasting, she explains once-complicated or “boring” topics in a way people can and want to understand. Since gaining popularity and finding her community on platforms such as Instagram and TikTok, Cate continues to spark widespread interest in the field and inspire people around the world to pursue a career in the geosciences.
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Environmental Content Creator AKA "Creative_Explained"
"I’m Armen Adamjan, or better known as creative explained on social media. Originally from Europe, moved to the US as a 14 year old. I developed a passion for film making and decided to pursue it as a career. My goal has always been to inspire the world in any way that I can using my creative abilities, but I didn't figure out exactly how I would, until Covid-19 came around. While being on lock-down, I shared some plant/garden tips and other types of life hacks on TikTok, which quickly went viral. Two years later, I've now gained over 5 million followers, and my mission is to help reduce waste in the world while changing the way people look at sustainability.”
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