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.