ESP Biography

LINDSAY BROWNELL, MIT Alumna and Dance Fitness Teacher

Major: Science Writing

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Lindsay graduated from MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing in 2014 and is now a Science Writer at a scientific research institute in Boston. She is also a dance fitness instructor with 305 Fitness and a member of Kiss the Ground.

Past Classes

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X14611: How to Save the Planet Without Going Vegan in HSSP Summer 2021 (Jul. 10 - 31, 2021)
You've heard about climate change, you're concerned about the future of our planet, and you know that we all need to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions in order to reduce the environmental damage. You've probably heard that one of the best ways to cut your personal carbon emissions is to avoid eating meat, because livestock release lots of greenhouse gases. But the problem isn't the cow, it's the "how!" Learn about the science of Regenerative Agriculture and how we can work with nature, not only to reduce how much carbon we're putting into the atmosphere, but to actually put it back into the ground, much faster than we originally thought. And we don't even have to go vegan to do it!

A14238: How to Dance to (Almost) Anything in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
With enough practice, anyone can learn a TikTok dance, but how do you dance to a song that doesn't have a specific set of dance moves to follow? This interactive class will have you up and moving as we explore how to identify a song's rhythm, the fundamentals of moving to a beat, and simple moves that you can pull out whenever the need to dance arises! If you're looking to learn a formal dance like tango or salsa, this is NOT the class for you - this class is all about figuring out how your body likes to move to music, whether you're dancing alone in your bedroom or at a (socially distanced) party. This class is open to everyone regardless of dancing experience, gender identity, or physical ability.