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Episode 10: Plastic Policies

Social Media for Rachel and Zoie: @rachel_karasik @ZoieDiana

Co-Hosts: Jenna Jambeck and Imari Walker-Franklin

Guests: Rachel Karasik, Senior Policy Associate at the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, and Zoie Diana, an environmental toxicology and policy recent PhD graduate and now Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto

On this aquathread: A double feature with two amazing guests. What it's like to write a 300 page report on plastics policies that makes a big splash, science communication and the next generation, “balance” during grad school, and how bagels can bring people together to move sustainability forward.

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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.