KEYNOTES: Dr. Kimberley R. Miner | Jedidiah Jenkins
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Virtual Session Link

Join us for the following Keynote sessions:

  1. Dr. Kimberley R. Miner, Climate Scientist
    • Dr. Kimberley R. Miner is a Scientist and Systems Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in California, where she researches and forecasts climate risks. Her work has taken her to the most extreme environments in the world- from Antarctica to Mt. Everest- where her team secured a Guinness World Record for identifying the highest altitude pollutants. Dr. Miner’s research has been highlighted by CBS, the New York Times, Washington Post, GQ, and Sports Illustrated. Before coming to NASA, she worked with the Department of Defense in Washington DC, assessing climate risks to national interests. Dr. Miner is a Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security and Co-chair of the NASA HQ Interagency Forum on Climate Risks, Impacts, and Adaptation. She is a graduate of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (MPA) and the University of Maine's Climate Change Institute (Ph.D.), where she was a Fulbright, Switzer, and Department of Defense fellow. She is a Black belt, certified Wilderness Firefighter and First Responder, and mom to a lively cattledog.
  2. Jedidiah Jenkins, NYT Best Selling Author and Entrepreneur 
    • Join this conversation between Jedidiah Jenkins and Verdical Group's Karen (KYo) Young as they discuss ways to reconnect with nature and the importance of reusable mugs.
    • Jedidiah Jenkins is a travel writer and public speaker. He has written two books, ‘To Shake The Sleeping Self’ a memoir about cycling 14,000 from Oregon to Patagonia. And ‘Like Streams to the Ocean,’ a collection of essays about love, family, friendship and career. He is Executive Editor of Wilderness Magazine. He is also co-founder of Byta, a travel mug designed to change the way we drink and promote a reusable economy.