Tsiory Andrianavolona

Talk Title:

Budding paleontologists: how enthusiasm for Paleontology fuels interest for STEM across a large audience.

Biography:

Tsiory Andrianavalona is a malagasy vertebrate paleontologist working on fossil sharks from the Cenozoic of Madagascar. She received her Doctorate from the University of Antananarivo in 2016. She is the co-founder of the ExplorerHome Madagascar Science Center, a Malagasy NGO working on science education and communication. She strongly believes that invested public involvement in “real” science is a change-making concept. Education is a powerful and promising tool to help shape the next generation of Malagasy people, who will be the decision-makers of tomorrow.