Joshua (Josh) Ettinger is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment. His interdisciplinary PhD research explores how extreme weather events can be turned into ‘teachable moments’ for engaging diverse stakeholders on the risks of climate change and the urgent need for climate action.
He previously worked at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in a variety of capacities, including as a senior communications associate, science and policy program assistant, and personal assistant to former AAAS Chief Executive, Dr Rush Holt. He has also worked in science communication roles at the Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Canopy.
Josh has an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment and a BA in Global Studies, Geography and Philosophy from Hofstra University Honors College.
He also runs science storytelling workshops for organizations, research groups and students based on earlier experiences working in the entertainment industry (e.g. as a production intern at political comedy television program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and a lifelong passion for film and television.
He loves playing board games and at the moment, his favorite games are Terraforming Mars, Settlers of Catan and Sushi Go.