Ph.D. student Azmal Hossan co-hosted part two of a special series of Agents of Change podcasts titled “Unconventional Pathways to Science.” He joined co-host Cielo Sharkus, Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for a conversation with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, one of the world’s leading climate scientists and climate change communicators. Dr. Hayhoe is Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy as well as a distinguished professor at Texas Tech University. Azmal and Cielo talked with Dr. Hayhoe about her unconventional pathways to climate science and climate change communication, her challenges as a female climate scientist, climate injustice, and the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in climate science and climate change communication. They also discussed her recent national bestseller, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World.

In Fall 2020, Azmal was accepted to the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Fellowship, a joint initiative of George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and Environmental Health News. The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast is a biweekly podcast featuring the stories and big ideas from past and present fellows, as well as others in the field.