Founding Team and Faculty, Singularity UniversityEngagement Committee, FutureEarth.org
Named by CNN as one of The Top 7 Tech Heroes to Watch in 2015, Kathryn Myronuk is a leading expert on innovation, interdisciplinarity and exponentially growing technologies.
Throughout her decade at Singularity University (SU) she's connected people working in disparate STEM, Impact, and Industry organizations with new capabilities arising from emerging technologies. She participated in the early formation of SU’s groundbreaking approach to experiential learning: designing and co-creating curriculum, classes, and workshops for SU's flagship 10-week Global Solutions Program and SU's many shorter programs. She's worked closely with interdisciplinary and international participants and teams in all of SU's GSPs. She mentors and advises teams in SU's accelerators and elsewhere as they build solutions to address complex problems at the intersections of science, technology, and Sustainable Development Goals.
Her areas of interest and teaching include the value of synthesis, the creation of effective interdisciplinary teams, and the implications of technologies in areas such as the future of jobs (Economic Climate Change) and the future of research.
Her analyses and data played central roles in two New York Times bestselling books: Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near (2005) and Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler’s Abundance (2012). She has spoken at events such as INK, WiredUK, DLD, and The Next Web and has consulted for Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Orange Institute, and the Institute for the Future among other prominent organizations. She holds degrees in Agricultural Economics and Zoology from UCDavis.