io9 STEM Career Day Keynote Speakers 2022

Danielle Rey Frank is Yurok and a Hupa Tribal member. She is currently a student at College of the Redwoods majoring in both Environmental Science with a focus in fire ecology and Political Science with a focus on tribal policy and law. Danielle is also the Youth Coordinator for the nonprofit Save California Salmon and Miss Na:tini-xwe' of the Hupa Valley Tribe, where she uses her platform to advocate for the environment and native youth everywhere. Recently Danielle was highlighted by Future Coalition in VOGUE magazine as an inspiring youth BIPOC climate activist. Danielle uses her cultural knowledge alongside her knowledge of western science in hopes that traditional practices will be enough to start restoring the damage being done to our ecosystems post colonization. 

Clint Snyder is a licensed professional geologist with 20 years of private and public sector experience with particular expertise in water quality protection and policy.  As Assistant Executive Officer of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board he is responsible the day-to-day operations of the Board’s Redding office, implementation of 18 program areas, is the region wide executive sponsor of the Forest Activities, Water Quality Certifications, Stormwater, Abandoned Mines, and Cannabis programs, and serves as lead prosecutor in enforcement actions.   

In the past few years much of his time is spent developing wildfire mitigation and response actions in close coordination with numerous state and federal agencies to address the increasing threat catastrophic wildfire poses to waters of the state. Prior to his time at the Central Valley Water Board, Clint worked as a private consultant specializing in groundwater and mining remediation and regulatory compliance. 

Clint attended Shasta College for three years, before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in geological sciences from Chico State University.

io8 STEM Career Day Keynote Speakers 2021

Captain Seeholzer is an RQ-4 Global Hawk Evaluator Pilot, Master Instructor, and prior-enlisted Emergency Manager with over 19 years of service. He commissioned in 2016 and has over 16 years of formal instruction assignments including Basic Military Training, the Air Force Academy, and the Air Force Expeditionary Operations School. He currently serves as the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron’s Chief of Standards and Evaluations and only Electronic Combat Officer Instructor. He is responsible for Instrument and Mission qualifications for over 200 enlisted and commissioned Aircrew. He has developed and currently leads an advanced Satellite Communications course that increases beyond line-of-sight aircraft link reliability. Captain Seeholzer was born in Burlington, Vermont. He graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, Vermont in 2002. One of the first to call his recruiter after 9/11, he enlisted in the Air Force in October 2002. Tyler pursued higher education while on active duty, taking advantage of tuition assistance while serving full-time. He graduated from Park University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology. He commissioned in the Air Force in June 2016. Captain Seeholzer and his wife Chantelle have three wonderful children: Archer, Tatum, and Desi.

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Jennifer Bartley was originally from New Mexico, I graduated high school in the town of Capitan with a population  under 1,500. I selected a helicopter flight school in Salt Lake City, Utah where I did most of my training and acquired my Helicopter Pilots License, and I received my Certified Flight Instructor rating, in Hillsboro, Oregon. I taught approximately 1900 hours of flying lessons in Salt lake before moving back to New Mexico to work for Aero Tech LLC for whom I fly today. I bounce back and forth between California and New Mexico serving the many Aero Tech contracts. In the summer I fight wild-land fires, carrying the Bambi Bucket and dropping water on fires, support ground crews and patrol fire perimeter.  During the winter, I assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife as well as other Government and State agencies surveying deer, elk and sheep populations from the air.