Aaron Krol supports ESI’s engagement activities within MIT and with the world at large. He helps to write and produce the TILclimate podcast and develop original content for the MIT Climate Portal, providing easy-to-understand information on climate change for a broad public audience. He also promotes ESI’s research and education activities, builds relationships with MIT’s various environmental labs, centers and student groups, and coordinates workshops, lectures, and other events.
Aaron began his nonprofit career at the Bostonian Society, helping to preserve and interpret Boston’s Old State House as one of the principal historical sites of the American Revolution. Before becoming a non-profiteer, he worked as a science journalist, covering genetics, computational biology, and medical informatics for the magazine Bio-IT World. A poet in his spare time, he received his MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and has received poetry fellowships from the Saint Botolph’s Club Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Although his natural habitat is in Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay, Aaron has enthusiastically adapted to New England, where he can be found kayaking along the coasts, traveling through the mountains, and birdwatching everywhere. He lives in Lowell, Massachusetts, with his wife Shannon Wagner.