Imperial College London

MsAllisonCatalano

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 2328a.catalano16

 
 
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Location

 

2.9MunroSilwood Park

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Summary

 

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

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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