Dr. Rebecca Johnson co-directs Citizen Science at the California Academy of Sciences, where she is also a Research Associate in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology. Through her work, she supports and grows a community of naturalists working together to discover nature and collect data that is critical to conservation. Rebecca spearheads the Academy’s biodiversity work with the City of San Francisco and along the California Coast and is a founding member of the San Francisco Children & Nature Team. She and her co-director, Alison Young were honored with the Bay Nature 2017 ‘Local Heroes for Environmental Education Award’. Dr. Johnson earned her B.A. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, her M.A. in Systematics and Ecology from San Francisco State University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She lives in San Francisco with her family.
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