Exploring the Blue Tech Frontier with Tamara Kahn
Introducing Wave Makers, ASPN's newest show!
On this episode, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham welcome Tamara Kahn to the show to announce ASPN's newest addition, Wave Makers, a show about the blue tech frontier. Before diving into promoting the incredible innovations of the ocean and water industry, Tamara spent a decade ocean bound for weeks at a time, working with state-of-the-art geophysical sensors in some of the most challenging environments, the salty depths of the world’s oceans. She enjoyed managing projects with advanced technology and collaborating with a diverse workforce and clientele, but her international travels made her witness to some of the worst challenges facing humanity, from ocean pollution to water scarcity. She resolved to pivot her career into sustainability and ecological resilience.
Since earning a Masters of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Tamara develops and facilitates programs that enable STEM students, researchers, policymakers, government officials and tech companies to form mutually beneficial partnerships, innovating and collaborating internationally towards sustainable solutions. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and contributes technical knowledge along with expertise in strategic collaboration and a zest for innovative thinking.
Tamara is most happy near a body of water, relishes any chance to SCUBA and loves learning new languages and cultures.