About the Author: Jon Sharpe

Jon and a friendly local, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Jon Sharpe has a background in educational technology, curriculum development, project management, and science communication. After receiving his Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington in 1996, he joined the UW Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH) as a curriculum developer. While at the CEEH, Jon quickly discovered the potential of environmental health topics to engage learners of all ages in meaningful inquiry, and came to appreciate how critically important it is to make people more aware of how dependent our health is on the health of the environment. Jon has worked with the CEEH in various capacities ever since, writing several successful grants, creating numerous educational materials, and organizing a variety of workshops and special events related to environmental public health and the ethical dimensions of science and policy. In his spare time, Jon savors time with his partner and their extended family, relishes any opportunity to travel, dabbles in photography and various arts and crafts… and wishes he had more spare time. 

About the Author: Marilyn Hair

Marilyn on vacation in Honolulu
Marilyn Hair is the Outreach Manager at the Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health. She earned her MPH in the Institute of Public Health Genetics at the University of Washington. Marilyn has lived in Seattle for going on 20 years, moving to the Pacific Northwest from Wisconsin. She enjoys reading, yoga, travel, the outdoors, rhubarb and seafood.    

About the Author: Kelly Edwards

Kelly in the Great Outdoors

Kelly Edwards is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and core faculty for the Institute for Public Health Genetics. She received an M.A. in Medical Ethics and a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the University of Washington, Seattle.  Her work incorporates communication and public engagement as an ethical obligation for clinicians and scientists. She is committed to engaging all people in conversations about ethical dimensions of science and medicine.  Nationally, Dr. Edwards contributes to issues of ethical research practices with the Genetic Alliance, the Institute of Medicine, and the NIH-funded translational science (CTSA) initiative.  In other parts of her life she appreciates Washington wines, hiking, biking, and extreme picnicking.