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
Making sense out of science
Building a Community
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.
Working with journalists, policymakers, & community leaders
Scientists Changing the World
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...
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...
The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others at the hands of police are a reminder of what Black people have known for some time; Black lives are not valued. In the United States, being a visible descendent of Africans automatically comes with...