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In First Person

It’s been over 20 years since I first began my science career at NASA, spending the last 12 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.

 

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 - earning two masters degrees, one in biology and the other in science communication with honors, from Imperial College London. In 2020, I will complete a lifelong dream of finishing my PhD through my continued research on the intersection of fear science, communication, and personal/organizational growth.

Third Person - Short

Since 2007, Mary Poffenroth has made innovation a top priority as STEM faculty for San Jose State University. In addition to contributing to Science magazine, Forbes, TED, and SXSW, she uses her research as a human experience scientist to advise growth driven individuals and organizations on how to use science and the power of play to transform their relationship with fear to increase creativity, improve strategic decision making and cultivate more authentic communications.

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 two masters degrees, one in biology and the other 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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Preferred Airport: BUR Burbank Hollywood, CA

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Legal Name: Mary Poffenroth

DOB: 10-21-1979

 
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Mary Poffenroth, MSc

Mary.Poffenroth@sjsu.edu

Los Angeles | San Jose | London 

@MaryPoffenroth