Postdoc Mike Gil Named TEDGlobal Fellow

Mike Gil diving in Akumal, Mexico

TED today (May 23) announced its 2017 TEDGlobal Fellows, including one from UC Davis: Mike Gil, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy. He will be one of 20 international fellows who will give talks at TEDGlobal in Arusha, Tanzania, in August. 

Every year, TED selects a group of rising stars to be TED Fellows based on their achievements and strength of character, and their innovative approaches to solving the world’s tough problems. Fellows receive coaching and mentoring in public relations and communications, and join an active network of fellows.

Gil’s work on ocean ecology and coral reefs has taken him around the world, from Thailand to French Polynesia, to cruising through the North Pacific “garbage patch.” He is also deeply committed to talking to the public about science. He started blogging in 2011 and launched a YouTube channel in 2012.

In 2015, he established the website and YouTube channel Sciall.org “to tell true (yes, crazy, but true) stories of my adventures and mishaps as a marine biologist and to clarify misconceptions about science."

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Postdoc Mike Gil Named TEDGlobal Fellow

Mike is a current NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Laboratories of Andy Sih and Marissa Baskett at UC Davis.