karin.jakub [at gmail...]
Karin Jakubowski has worked in the resource conservation field for the past 15 years as a researcher, lecturer, and community outreach educator. For the past three years she has been at the Social and Environmental Research Institute researching the recreational misuse of coral reefs in Puerto Rico and assessing the impact of interventions and other factors that may influence visitors to practice environmentally responsible behaviors around coral reefs. Karin is adjunct faculty in the math and science department at Gateway Community College and the biology department at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. For the past four years she has been instructing climate and energy professional development workshops for middle and high school teachers through the eesmarts program, an energy education learning initiative managed by the Capital Region Education Council (CREC). Prior to these positions, Karin managed a climate change science and outreach program for educators and professionals working at science centers across the northeast. Karin’s academic training spans three disciplines including the life sciences, marine policy, and environmental education. She holds a bachelors in animal science, a masters in marine resource management and environmental education, and a certificate in conservation biology. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Antioch University and a Donella Meadows Fellow. Previously she held adjunct appointments at Albertus Magnus College and the City University of New York. Prior to these appointments, Karin had more than eight years experience working in museums and science centers including the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the New York Aquarium, the Newark Museum and the Staten Island Zoo. She has been a naturalist in New York's Central Park, at Cape Cod’s salt marshes, and on board a tourism vessel in southeast Alaska.