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Careers in Community Science

Thriving Earth Exchange is often asked about career opportunities in community science. For anyone thinking about a career in community science, here are some resources you can browse for direction and inspiration.

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Community Science & Careers in Community Science

Community science brings scientists and communities together to solve local challenges.
What are the career paths in community science, and what opportunities might the future bring?

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Activist Engineering” – Darshan Karwat

Under what circumstances does science help inform policy?” – Susanne Moser

Stop Talking and Listen” – Casey Thornbrugh

Science in Action” – Anna Wilson

Juan Declet-Barreto. Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists (Career Profile)

Jennifer Jurado, Chief Resilience Officer and Director of the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County, FL (Career Profile)

Lauren Childs-Gleason, National Operations Lead, NASA DEVELOP National Program (Career Profile)

Adapting to Life after Adaptation Analytics: Reflection from an Intern” – Shahan Haq

Translating a Pivotal Internship Experience into a Satisfying Career” – Haley Gannon

“How Studying Mars is Relevant to Helping Earth’s Communities” – Angela Drapremont

Insights from an Interdisciplinary Community Science Experience” – Babak Fard

Why Community Science Has Everything to Do With Med School” – Caroline Stallard

Reflections on Taking Part in Community-Based Science as a Graduate Student” – Ashley Collier-Oxandale

Why I’m Hooked on Community Science” – Abhishek Rao

Community-Driven Science: Science of the Future?” – Kelly Sanks

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Ten Tips for Listening

Ten Tips for Being a Good Partner

What’s the ticket to a successful community meeting? Make it Personal

Making the conversation work

16 out of 100 Tips for a Career in Community Science

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How Can Universities and Colleges Advance Community Science?

Here are some of the things universities and colleges are doing, distilled into a set of recommendations for any university or college seeking to advance community science. Don’t think of this as a list of hit singles, think of it as the tracks on an album, where the songs are mutually reinforcing and tell a larger story (e.g. Lemonade).

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