Supporting Leaders In Action

Convening for Solutions

Bringing the right people together to advance solutions

Having someone with a critical eye who knows the science but also how things work on Capitol Hill, someone who can say ‘that’s too much jargon’ or explain the proposed legislation or the constraints—that’s an invaluable service that COMPASS provides.

~ Dr. Scott Doney, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Scientific Synthesis

Making sense out of science

Building a Community
of Support

We believe the connections between scientists are just as important as the connections those scientists make to policymakers and the media. We link scientists across disciplines, institutions, fields of study, ideologies, and geographies, so that they can learn from one another, support each other’s growth and transformation, and amplify each other’s efforts.

Bridging Communities

Working with journalists, policymakers, & community leaders

Scientists Changing the World 

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Coastal Conversations with Dr. Jenni Pollack (Video)

Coastal Conversations with Dr. Jenni Pollack (Video)

Science can have the greatest impact when scientists engage beyond the lab and field and build meaningful connections with the people who can most benefit from their work. But the path to connection isn't always clear or straightforward. What if there are existing...

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A Look at PyClub – Dive Into Python with Oceanographers

A Look at PyClub – Dive Into Python with Oceanographers

Many of the people COMPASS works with are interested in engaging with young students about science topics, whether it’s sharing the excitement of scientific discovery with kindergarteners or the possibilities of a science career with high schoolers. We’re always...

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To be young, vocal, and nonconforming

To be young, vocal, and nonconforming

It is routinely said that the head wearing the crown is uneasy, heavy. While I do not think Shakespeare had my curly Afro in mind, I know its meaning well. The weight of this crown regularly threatens to drown me. My trajectory to becoming an emergent leader in STEM...

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