Faith Kearns

Scientist, California Institute for Water Resources

Faith Kearns is a scientist and science communication practitioner, and author of the award-winning book "Getting to the Heart of Science Communication" and co-host of the award-winning podcast Water Talk. She is currently the Director of Research Communication with the Arizona Water Innovation Initiative in the Julia A. Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, where she focuses primarily on water and climate change. Her work has been published in New Republic, On Being, Bay Nature, and others.

Kearns previously worked with the California Institute for Water Resources in UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, the conservation science program at the Pew Charitable Trusts, a wildfire research and outreach center at the University of California, Berkeley, served as a AAAS Science and Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, and the Ecological Society of America. She received degrees in freshwater ecology and policy from the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.) and environmental science from Northern Arizona University (B.S.).



The Land of Dreams and Drought

August 9, 2019
The California dream, with its promise of never-ending sunshine, fertile soil and rivers running with gold, has been beckoning people west for...