[pccgrads] New GSR - Greta Shum

Sarah Ragen sragen at uw.edu
Thu Jul 11 09:53:49 PDT 2019

Hi all,

I'm very pleased to announce that Greta Shum, who is starting her second year as a PhD Student in Atmospheric Sciences, will serve as a PCC Graduate Student Representative for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years. I'm copying Greta's acceptance of her GSR nomination below. I'm very much looking forward to working with her this coming year!

>From Greta: "I'd love to take this opportunity to build and strengthen connections across communities, and I'm passionate about climate change communication across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Four years of climate communication pre-grad school have helped me realize that discussions about climate change can really only be as meaningful as they appear to the person in the community who feels the least included. That's why it's critical to maintain a community that's actively committed to inclusivity, communication, and respect. I attended the PCC Summer Institute this past fall; since then I've participated in a few PCC events, and am a recent addition to P-GraSC(!) The value in a community like the PCC is that it serves as a space for all community members who care about the science behind climate change to see others like them and learn to appreciate different approaches to the same issue — not just how to explain it, but also how to measure it, and how human choices determine its impacts. I've enjoyed fostering camaraderie and communication in the Atmospheric Sciences and Life Sciences departments across across hierarchies in both formal and informal ways (serving as an undergrad mentor, organizing board game nights and happy hours), and I'd love to be make myself a communication mechanism for graduate students in the same way within the PCC. "

Additionally, as his term comes to an end, I'd like to thank Michael Diamond for everything he has done for the PCC as GSR over the past two years. He's been a cornerstone of PCC activities around campus and we owe a lot to all the hard work he has put in. Michael is always full of excellent ideas and also has always been willing to work tirelessly to get things done. He's been instrumental in running the Graduate Climate Conference, Graduate Student Seminars, and engaging the university community in all things climate research related. Thanks Michael!






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