Ryan Vachon

Ryan Vachon

Ryan  Vachon

Ryan Vachon, received his Ph.D. in stable isotope geochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  For over a decade his research revolved around developing tools for developing long records of ancient climate from ice cores and tree rings.  During several research-oriented field campaigns, he video-documented several methods of examining the planet’s climate systems. Related footage and video productions later graced network broadcast channels such as CNN, PBS, BBC and National Geographic.

In 2010, Ryan broke away from peer-review research science to start the non-profit organization, Earth Initiatives.  The impetus of his work shifted from pushing the boundaries of science to pushing the public’s engagement and understanding of natural systems.  In addition to continued professional video production, he is a middle/high school motivational speaker, directs outreach for the Nereus Program at the University of British Columbia and is co-executive producing and hosting a PBS series.

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