Jo Poderosa
PhD Student
Communication

Office Hours:  Tues. and Thurs. 11 a.m. -12 p.m.

Joanne Marras Tate ("Jo") (she/her) is a doctoral candidate within the Community and Social Interaction area in the Department of Communication. Her background is in Marine Biology and Psychobiology. Jo received an MSc in Media and Communication presenting a thesis in Environmental Communication. Jo is a multimedia scholar, currently investigating several emerging humanature communication practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is interested in learning more about the ways we relate with more-than-humans in a variety of communities and through different understandings.  

Jo is a naturalist and conservationist, serving on the executive board of CU's Colorado Ocean Coalition and as a member of the Microplastic Working Group with the organization Inland Ocean Coalition. Jo is also a facilitator for Fiske Planetarium's Science Under the Dome, where she provides science communication support for presenters and facilitates public talks. 
In 2019, Jo was a NEST fellow and alongside colleagues from Art and Art History and EBIO, created a CU Boulder Species Field Guide that you can download HERE. The field guide highlights some of the species we share our beautiful CU Boulder campus with! 

You can learn more about her HERE