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Episode 6: Oceanography and Plastics

Co-Hosts: Jenna Jambeck and Imari Walker-Franklin

Guest: Dr. Kara Lavender Law, Research Professor of Oceanography at Sea Education Association

On this aquathread: How an oceanographer became interested in plastics and waste management; what it is like to have your science be used for global policy (like in G7 and G20 declarations); how in the world did we balance infants and scientific working groups; how being on your local solid waste commission can make a difference and why supporting women in oceanography is important. Bonus: Can you pass the SEA Plastics Quiz?

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Regents Professor, 2022 MacArthur Fellow, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering,<br/>New Materials Institute, Circularity Informatics Lab, College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Morgan Stanley Plastic Waste Resolution Senior Researcher<br/>Twitter: @JambeckResearch<br/>Instagram: jennajambeck
Dr. Imari Walker-Franklin is a research scientist at Research Triangle Institute International. In 2021, Imari completed her PhD at Duke University investigating the release, transformation, and effects of polymer-associated chemicals within aquatic environments. In particular, her dissertation work in the Ferguson Lab Group focused on endocrine-disrupting chemicals like Bisphenol A (BPA) that are of concern to human health and the environment.