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Science permeates every aspect of our lives, so having a basic understanding of it is essential for making good decisions about our health, our children, and our finances. Despite this, the scientific world often fails to communicate in a simple and clear manner. Intermediaries, like science communicators, need to be increasingly creative and active in order to make sure science remains at the center of our society.

As a Ph.D. ecologist I work as an intermediary at the nexus of project management, technical advising and behavior change communications. I use photojournalism, science writing, communications training and impact-focused management and capacity-building as my tools. I am not a communications manager, but a technical professional who aim to help decision-makers make science-based choices that are not in conflict with their values. My clients/employers have included NGOs, governments, international academic institutions, ecologically-minded firms, and United Nations organizations .

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2020 | AGU Annual Conference (Zoom). Invited speaker: "Commodity-driven forest loss in Southeast Asia"

2019 | UNFCCC COP-25, Madrid. Invited panel speaker: "Gender and Climate Finance"

2017 | Indonesia Disaster Response Agency Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia. Invited speaker: "Community-Based Wildfire Control"

2015 | Indonesia Regional Science Association, Sanur, Indonesia, Invited speaker:"Making Science Effective for Policy"

2014 | APAN Climate Change Adaptation Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Invited speaker: "USAID Indonesia Climate Programs"


Tenneson, K., Patterson, M.S., Jadin, J., Rosenstock, T.S., Mulia, R., Kim, J., Quyen, N., Poortinga, A., Phuong, N.M., Bogle, S., Dilger, J., Marlay, S., Tan, N.Q., Chishtie, F., and D. Saah. 2020. Commodity-Driven Forest Loss in the Philippines. USAID, Bangkok. 196pp.


J. Jadin. FAO. 2018. 15 Years in Afghanistan a special report: 2003-2018. Rome. 126pp. ca1433en.pdf


Hales, D., W. Hohenstein, M. D. Bidwell, C. Landry, D. McGranahan, J. Molnar, L. W. Morton, M. Vasquez, and J. Jadin. 2014.  Ch. 14: Rural Communities. Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. M. Melillo, Terese (T.C.) Richmond, and G. W. Yohe, Eds., U.S. Global Change Research Program, 333-349.

Brown, Molly Elizabeth, Margaret Walsh, Rachel Hauser, Anthony Murray, Jenna Jadin, Peter Baklund, and Paula Robinson. "Global Climate Change, Food Security and the US Food System." (2013).

Jadin, J. 2009. Grand theories: how far have we come and where will we go? Bioscience 59: 286.


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