Presentations and conferences
January 2021: Invited guest speaker for The Stewardship Network’s monthly webcast: “Never waste a good failure”. https://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/webcasts/; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3gi6yYuDo8&feature=youtu.be.
November 2020: Invited presenter at Pew Marine Fellows Annual Meeting 2020; created and hosted 90-minute workshop on learning from failure in marine research.
July 2020: Created and hosted 2-hour virtual interactive session, "Never Waste a Good Failure: What You Can Do To Fail Intelligently And Why It Matters", at the Society for Conservation Biology North American Congress for Conservation Biology 2020. https://www.xcdsystem.com/scbna/program/P5i9hSN/index.cfm?pgid=3768&sid=43950
June 2020: Created presentation for first Society for Conservation Biology Social Science Working Group Student Twitter Conference. #SSWGTC20 https://twitter.com/ASCatalano/status/1272995073731579906
April 2020: Co-facilitator for WildHub's Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit 2020 virtual capacity building panel discussion: "Dive into the world of WildHub's conservationists." https://wildhub.community/videos/dive-into-the-world-of-wildhub-s-conservationists-webinar-recording
November 2019: Co-facilitator of inaugural WCS Failure Factors Initiative held at Smithsonian's National Zoo Conservation Pavilion.
September 2019: Plenary speaker at NAISMA 2019 Annual Conference. http://www.naisma.org/annual-conference
August 2019: Presented 2-hour workshop on learning from failure strategies for individuals, teams, and organizations at FLARE 2019 Annual Conference, Univ. of Michigan. http://www.forestlivelihoods.org/annual-meeting-2019/workshops/
August 2019: Presented 1.5-hour workshop on learning from failure and sharing session at Conservation Optimism 2019 Annual Conference, Oxford University.
January 2019: Plenary speaker at The Stewardship Network's Annual Conference, Lansing, MI. Also presented breakout session on cognitive biases and de-biasing strategies. https://stewardshipnetwork.org/
March 2018: Presented "Learning from Failure in Conservation" at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation learning round table, Palo Alto, CA.
July 2016: Organized a symposium, "Realizing Failure's Learning Opportunity", at the Society for Conservation Biology North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Madison, WI.
Education and professional training
June 2019: Certified Facilitator Training: Communicating Failures for Learning; Certificate issued by Fail Forward, https://www.credential.net/cb035097-610a-456e-9d3e-0aa892f62f3a#gs.jagzjo
April 2019: Senior Officer Leadership Course, US Navy
August 2017: Introduction to Structured Decision Making, Ecological Society of America
August 2017: Unstructured and Qualitative Data on Socio-Ecological Systems, Ecological Society of America
August 2017: Firming Up Your Soft Skills: A Crash Course in Team Science for Ecologists, Ecological Society of America
September 2014: Advanced Officer Leadership Course, US Navy
MBA, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Environmental Geology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania