Scientists as citizens in a time of rapid environmental change

Posted by Lauren Hertel on Monday, September 30 2019


Natalya Gallo

Science and policy shouldn’t mix. Yet, in this engaging talk, oceanographer and marine biologist Natalya Gallo speaks about the importance of scientists actively engaging in policy discussions — and how this powerful combination can solve the world’s greatest challenges. Dr. Natalya Gallo received her PhD in Biological Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD focusing on climate change impacts on fish and fisheries. After leading the first study on how countries are including marine issues in their climate pledges under the Paris Agreement, receiving the Switzer Environmental Leadership Fellowship, and making the Forbes 30 Under 30 Science list, she is now working as a post-doctoral scholar for the CalCOFI Program at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Additional Resources

Straight From The Scientist: Dr. Natalya Gallo, post on COMPASS website as companion to TEDxUCSD talk

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