Intergenerational Education & Engagement Program Manager
Jeanette (they/she) grew up in Southern California and currently lives in San Diego, on Kumeyaay land with their partner, two cats and many plants. They are an experienced science educator who has taught at all levels from preschool to graduate school in both formal and informal environments. But their path to education was not traditional and Jeanette initially pursued scientific research, earning a chemistry PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. After completing her PhD, Jeanette discovered the joy of science education while working as a science presenter doing stage shows and workshops for kids. Since that lightbulb moment, they haven't looked back and love seeing people enjoy and learn science! Jeanette is also a committed community organizer and is currently co-chair for She Fest, a program of San Diego Pride that centers 2SLGBTQ+ women and non-binary people. Engaging with local communities, especially marginalized communities, is central to Jeanette’s philosophy and passions. At the Climate Science Alliance, they combine their science knowledge, community organizing background, and passion for making science fun and accessible through the Climate Kids program.