I am a doctoral candidate in Microbiology focusing on plant-microbe symbiosis and molecular mechanisms of metal resistance involved in bioremediation of contaminated soils. For over 15 years I have engaged in grassroots environmentalism, and currently I advocate internationally for Thorium energy. My life's goal is to save the world, and education is the vehicle of global change. I have 5 years of teaching experience, including work as a NSF GK-12 P.R.O.B.E fellow to change the STEM teaching paradigm from text-based to student-inquiry driven learning. As a Co-Founder and Director of Eddefy, Inc, I am working to provide expert knowledge for people in developing countries, where access to schools is inadequate.
Other accomplishments and activities include international collaborations and publications, designing and running a graduate-level experiential bioinformatics course, nomination to Phi Beta Kappa, acceptance to Singularity University GSP 2012, supervising and training many high school US Army REAP and UNH undergraduate students, and receiving several academic and teaching awards. After making Eddefy as self-sustaining entity, I plan to run for US Congress and try to continue effecting positive change for America as a national leader. http://tealfurnholm.wordpress.com/
Expanding people's awareness of the fragile intricate beauty of Earth. Switching the world over to thorium and renewable energy sources before it's too late.
Some people have been called radicals in their attempts to further human rights and equality. EC Stanton and SB Anthony were radical to suggest that women were equal to men, or Jefferson, that all people are created equal. Well call me a radical but lets consider this possiblity: all creatures are created equal... are endowed with certain inalienable rights... Aren't the same arguments used to keep pets and livestock the same as those once used to keep slaves? Do we not continue to discover how little difference in emotion and thought there is between animals and humans? Perhaps it is time to SERIOUSLY reassess the uses to which we put animals. Is it ethical to use primates in laboratory experiments confined in cages. Do we have the right to keep social animals like dogs who are left alone for the majority of the day while their owners are occupied with their busy lives? Perhaps in the exploration of non-human rights, we might come to new realizations of how we treat eachother.
Eddefy, LFTRs, Anything related to science (from the scale of strings to "branes" and anything inbetween), saving the world, putting the US in forefront of both technological and social advancement.
Optimizing systems (efficiency) and creativity/innovation. I'd love to be a muse and come up with new ideas or solutions to problems all day (and I can).
- Liquid fluoride thorium reactors (LFTRs) are the answer to the world's energy problem. As the good nuclear, it is the silver bullet for energy. This technology could provide nearly free environmentally friendly energy if managed by the public rather than for-profit companies…
- Get rid of the House of Representatives! We have technology, instant information access, so let us represent ourselves…
- Dark matter is everted matter: matter passed through a black hole to the other “side” of our universe’s ‘brane’…
- Mandatory meditation in schools – for health of body and mind…
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