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A journalist and Silicon Valley marketing communications professional early in her career, Wendy recognizes the power of language to explain complex concepts, change minds and unite people.
Eco Magazine | Nov. 1, 2023
Diving deep to discover & conserve ocean resources
The Guardian | July 25, 2023
Mining companies are eager to dig up the ocean. That’s a dangerous idea.
We already know the damage that mining can cause on land. It could be devastating to the deep sea. Thousands of feet below the surface…
Fortune | June 8, 2023
A handful of companies have the power to save the oceans. Here’s why we’re urging them to reinvent our land-based food systems.
The health of the oceans starts on land. We’re both lovers of the ocean who are working to make change here on solid ground. Ellen…
Medium | May 1, 2023
The final frontier is closer than we think
Ocean exploration isn’t having a moment. It’s having a century. For almost all of human history, the ocean was not only inaccessible but also inhospitable…
TIME Magazine | Nov. 1, 2022
We’re not using AI to its fullest human potential
We should be living in a golden age of science. For centuries, the scientific method was defined by two pillars—theory and experiment. Now, we live…
ECO Magazine | Autumn 2022
To the sea, and beyond
Squint at the images released from the James Webb Space Telescope this summer—a black sky electrified by starry sparks—and you could be looking into another…
Boston Globe | June 16, 2022
How to spur scientific breakthroughs
Human knowledge and human connections should operate across divides, from the ivied walls between academic departments to the borders between countries. If you’ve ever used…
Inside Philanthropy | May 22, 2022
Philanthropy can seed agroecology
If you’ve ever flown over California’s Central Valley or the Midwest, you might have noticed expansive quilt-like patches of agricultural landscape. Indeed, over the past…
Chronicle of Philanthropy | Feb. 28, 2022
Paul Farmer’s approach shaped our foundation and embodied the true meaning of giving
With the death last week of Paul Farmer, the world lost a living saint. Farmer, who founded Partners in Health and provided health care and…
San Diego Union-Tribune | Jan. 11, 2022
Composting should be your 2022 New Year’s resolution. Here’s why.
Composting recycles food waste so that it isn’t waste at all. Compost makes excellent top soil, which in turn absorbs carbon, helping to cool our…
USA Today | April 6, 2021
Bringing biology and AI together
We’re betting that artificial intelligence will help speed real breakthroughs to improve human health. Life and computer sciences have long moved in parallel. In…
The San Diego Union-Tribune | Feb. 17, 2021
To combat COVID-19, we needed fast science. Fighting climate change will take time—and funding.
It can be easy to forget as more COVID-19 vaccines are used every day that the incredible speed with which these vaccines were developed is…
The Sacramento Bee | Sept. 27, 2020
Newsom must dump fossil fuels to fight climate change
In 1966, when smog obscured the Los Angeles skyline and residents choked on noxious fumes, California enacted the country’s first clean air law. In 1970,…