Jason Cervenec is the education and outreach director for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at the Ohio State University. Jason currently has four NSF-funded research projects and led the development of the Columbus Climate Adaptation Plan. During his years teaching high school science, he participated in a Fulbright Teacher Exchange program in Mumbai, India and witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by much of the world’s population. Jason volunteers with Franklin County Juvenile Court’s Restorative Justice Circles and enjoys hiking and cycling. With his wife and two children, Jason lives in a rehabilitated 1908 house on the Near East Side of Columbus.