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

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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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You Can Do This: An Interview with Shanice Bailey

You Can Do This: An Interview with Shanice Bailey

Shanice Bailey is a third-year graduate student at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in the Ocean Transport Group, where she studies Antarctic bottom water, the deepest and oldest water mass in the world. Shanice also is collaborating with others...

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Diversity and Destiny with Deepsea Dawn

Diversity and Destiny with Deepsea Dawn

Dr. Dawn Wright is Chief Scientist at Esri, and a former COMPASS board member. Dawn is a globally recognized expert in marine geographic information systems and is also known as ‘Deepsea Dawn’ for her adventures underwater. Dawn is also the first Black woman to...

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