Jessica Bean
UC Berkeley, FieldScope & Understanding Global Change Projects

Jessica Bean PhD

Research Scientist/ Educator

Seattle, Washington

Jessica Bean is the leader of the Understanding Global Change Project at the Museum of Paleontology at UC Berkeley, and the Director of Outreach and Science for the FieldScope Project. She designs tools for learning about the Earth as a dynamic, interconnected system. As a research scientist, she studies the effects of environmental change on marine invertebrates along the California coast, has taught college and graduate level biology and Earth science courses. She partners with K-12 educators to develop and implement new tools for learning about the nature and process of science, ecosystems, and climate change. Previously, she ran an NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education Program at the University of California, Davis, where she received her Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Instructional Levels

  • Elementary (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High School (9-12)
  • Higher Ed
  • Teacher Ed
  • District/County Leadership
  • Undergraduate/ Graduate students