Kishore Hari

Kishore Hari is a science communicator and educator at the University of California, San Francisco, specializing in producing innovative live science events. Currently, he’s the director of the Bay Area Science Festival, which attracts over 75,000 each year. Hari is the science correspondent for Adam Savage’s Tested.com, hosting the new science show Science in Progress. He has worked as a science advisor to numerous TV shows, including the forthcoming Science and Star Wars show produced by LucasFilm. Hari currently hosts the popular weekly Mother Jones science podcast Inquiring Minds and writes science articles for the site. This year, he served as one of the leads for the March for Science, the largest science event in history, overseeing 610 satellite marches around the world. Hari was recently appointed to the Advisory Board for the Simons Foundation focusing on public engagement with science. Prior to his work in science education, Hari was a chemist and founded an environmental services company specializing in the removal of mercury from soil and water.