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Joylette Portlock

Joylette Portlock is President of Communitopia, a nonprofit that works on climate change communication.

Dr. Joylette Portlock is the President of Communitopia, a nonprofit based in Pittsburgh that focuses on climate change communication, where she stars in a series of funny, short web videos on climate change for the general public, called Don't Just Sit There - Do Something! She has a degree in biology with a minor in anthropology from MIT and a Ph.D. in genetics from Stanford University; she now works to give the public important scientific information it can use. She has worked on environmental issues at the local, state, and federal level, and has been focused on global climate change since 2007. Dr. Portlock also currently serves on the Allegheny County Board of Health.