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Mary Poffenroth helps teams turn chaos into clarity by using proven scientific methods and the power of play to overcome their everyday fears and discover innovative solutions for business growth. By trade and training, Mary is a biopsychologist and STEM faculty for San Jose State University, as well as an active contributor to Science magazine, Forbes, Entrepreneur, TED, and SXSW.

Mary delivered faculty insights for our team in a way that was engaging and emotive. She easily weaves stories together in a way that not only strongly delivers her message but also grabs and maintains her audience's attention

Olga Karanikos, Senior Marketing Director, JOVE - EdTech

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First Person

It’s been over 20 years since I first began my science career at NASA, spending the last 14 years as STEM faculty for San Jose State University. With innovation and engagement my top priorities, I’ve been able to bring science out of the academy and into the hands of people across the world ready to use evidence based information to transform their lives through keynote talks and immersive workshops. 

I have personally taught nearly 20,000 adults both in person and online since 2007 and am the author of Write Present Create: Science Communication for Undergraduates. Some of my proudest accomplishments include being a first generation college student that would go on to become a Salzburg Global Fellow, being able to graduate from Imperial College London to round out my three masters degrees (biology, psychology, science communications) and eventually speak on the same stage as my heroes Michelle Obama and Brene Brown. In 2021, I will complete a lifelong dream of finishing my PhD in Psychology through my continued research on the intersection of emotional intelligence and innovation for personal/organizational growth.

Third Person - Short

Mary Poffenroth helps teams turn chaos into clarity by using proven scientific methods and the power of play to overcome their everyday fears and discover innovative solutions for business growth. By trade and training, Mary is a biopsychologist and STEM faculty for San Jose State University, as well as an active contributor to Science magazine, Forbes, Entrepreneur, TED, and SXSW.

Third Person - Long

Mary Poffenroth is a biopsychologist and in her 14th year as faculty for San Jose State University, the oldest institution of public higher education on the West Coast. As a native to Silicon Valley, Mary began her research career in astrophysiology at NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field and now focuses her scholarship and organizational consulting at the scientific intersection of emotional intelligence & innovation. She is the author of Write Present Create: Science Communication for Undergraduates and has taught nearly 20,000 students both in person and online since 2007. A first generation college student herself, she continues to find ways to give back to her community and is currently leading her third cohort of university faculty to success in teaching in the digital space. Mary holds three masters degrees, one in biology, the other in psychology, and the third in science communication from Imperial College London, with her PhD planned for conferment in 2021. She has spoken at TEDx London, Harvard, and SXSW and her work has been featured in such legacy media outlets as Time magazine, Forbes, Science, Entrepreneur, and National Geographic. Off stage, she can usually be found alongside her rescue pup bandit, reading a supernatural YA novel, and drinking her weight in fizzy water. 

Third Person - Academic

Whether through making original content for TEDed and Wiley & Sons, writing for Science & Forbes, or speaking to live audiences at TEDx & SXSW, Mary’s goals are the same: Make Science Accessible for All. 

 

Mary, a Salzburg Global Fellow and first generation college student, holds three masters degrees, one in biology, the other in psychology and the third in science communication from Imperial College London. She is the author of Write Present Create: Science Communication for Undergraduates and has taught nearly 20,000 students both in person and online since 2007. She began her research career in astrophysiology at NASA Ames Research Center Moffet Field in 1999 and now focuses her research on the intersection of fear science, communication, and personal/social change as a human experience scientist and STEM faculty for San Jose State University.

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