Making Your Career Your Way (special lunch event with guest speaker Dr. Chris Martin)

Fri, Feb 21 2020, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
/ Location: Phelps 1260

From the South Pole to Congress, from academia to philanthropy, and from astrophysics to neuroscience, Dr. Chris Martin has bounced around the world putting his UCSB PhD to good use and learning new things every step of the way. Whether you come to hear about how bills really become laws, or how the U.S. BRAIN Initiative was started, come join us and learn how you too can do unexpected and exciting things with your own career.

Lunch will be provided. Click here to sign up!

Facilitator: Chris Martin (Senior Science Program Officer, Kavli Foundation)

Chris Martin is Assoc. Vice President for Operations and Sr. Science Officer at The Kavli Foundation, where he has been a Science Program Officer since 2013. He leads the Foundation’s interactions with its 20 endowed Kavli Institutes around the world in the fields of Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience and builds catalytic opportunities to advance scientific research and funding, such as the U.S. BRAIN Initiative. Dr. Martin’s interests span the continuum from physics to public policy. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was a professor of physics and astronomy at Oberlin College (2004-2013). During his tenure at Oberlin, he spent a year as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Fellow with the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and was involved in the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, space policy, nanotechnology, and the federal funding of science research. Dr. Martin completed his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of California Santa Barbara in 1999.

Event Contact : Eleni Papananou