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linda vanasupa

California Polytechnic State University
Professor, Materials Engineering
San Luis Obispo, California
I'm still learning. Librarians are one of my three favorite kinds of people along with mothers and nurses, so I am looking forward to meeting you.

I am passionate about what seems to me to be the present moment in our collective history; this feels to me as a shift in human consciousness toward integrating "science" and "humanities" (one might equally say "western" and "eastern" world views or "masculine" and "feminine" energies).

It seems to me that our current (US) systems of education are not preparing young people for the world that they will inherit. In my journey as an educator, I'm interested in resilience, complexity education, transdisciplinary approaches, and the dissolution of institutionalized systems of violence and oppression.