Alan Shapiro is a Vancouver-based environmental consultant whose alter ego dabbles in writing and communicating semi-intelligent and occasionally amusing things about the planet on which he lives. He received his undergraduate degree in environmental earth science from the University of Alberta and his Masters degree in environmental engineering from Columbia University (in New York, not South America), which means that he is now allowed to list various combinations of letters behind his name in hopes of creating a false sense of authority. Currently, he spends a lot of time thinking and reading about water, as well as drinking it occasionally, skiing on it when it’s frozen, and trying not to forget his umbrella on days when it falls from the sky.
Alan is always on the lookout for speaking engagements, writing contracts, outreach opportunities, and that sort of thing. He also loves feedback, ideas, and meeting new people. Feel free to contact Alan at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @harmlessscience
(Alan clearly wrote this entire thing himself, but using the third person somehow makes it sound more credible. Or so he hopes.)
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