Keynote Speakers for the 2018 National Conference

Dr. Shimi Kang, MD, FRCPCFlorence Williams
Tuesday, February 20

Florence Williams is the author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative (W.W. Norton, 2017), which The New York Times calls “fascinating.” She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for The New York Times, National Geographic, and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of a new podcast series, The Woman Factor for Outside Magazine. A fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, her work focuses on the environment, health and science. She lives with her family in Washington, D.C. and is the mother of two campers.


Hakeem Oluseyi
Friday, February 23

Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi is currently stationed at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, via the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program, and is a professor at Florida Institute of Technology, where he leads a physics and space science research group. He describes his professional mission as: 1) advancing humanity’s understanding of the universe through scientific inquiry; 2) passing on the detailed knowledge of this process and its results to the next generation; and 3) service to humanity and country. Dr. Oluseyi currently appears in several television series, including Outrageous Acts of Science and How the Universe Works; and regularly contributes scientific expertise to CNN, MSNBC, and NBC.







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