Andrew Bernier joins KJZZ as the Senior Field Correspondent for Science and Innovation with more than a decade of academic and professional experience in scientific research, instruction and broadcasting.

Originally from Connecticut, Bernier studied sustainable development at Ithaca (N.Y.) College where he graduated with an Environmental Studies degree in 2007. He was active in the local green building and renewable energy community, researched native landscaping management and participated in the college radio station WICB as an on-air host and developed a local sustainability reporting show called “Your Impact.” He also served as a weekend music host for commercial radio stations WIII, WXYL and WQNY.

Bernier came to Phoenix in 2008 as part of the Teach for America program to teach middle school science in Glendale. During that time he earned his Master’s degree in Secondary Education focused on Science Instruction at Arizona State University. Bernier also holds standard teaching certificates in General Science, Biology, New and Emerging Technologies and Agriculture. To continue his radio experience, he volunteered as an on-air host and program director for the online community station

Bernier then became the Sustainability Instructor at The Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST), a magnet school. He wrote, designed and launched the first comprehensive sustainability program for public high school students in the country.

As part of the program developed at CREST, Bernier used the systems-based curriculum for his doctoral candidacy in Sustainability Education from Prescott College. With his doctoral work and connections to STEM organizations, Bernier has developed a strong network with science and technology in the Valley.

Outside of science and radio, Bernier can most likely be found working on his dissertation at any local coffee shop. When he can, he gets out to hike, camp and meander outdoors with his dog Moxie, dabble in landscape photography and perform in local improvisational comedy theater.

Title Publication Date
City of Phoenix Invests Into Northern Arizona Forests May 29, 2015
Report: Taller Trees At Greater Risk From Climate Change May 26, 2015
ASU Service Connects Biologists To Questions From Around The World May 26, 2015
Study: Cold-Blooded Animals May Struggle To Adapt To Climate Change May 21, 2015
Phoenix-Area Mentors Focus On Young Women Interested In STEAM Careers May 11, 2015
TGen Partnership Study Advances Research On Often-Fatal Brain Tumor May 04, 2015
Arizona Partnership Opens Door For Food-Borne Illness Vaccine April 30, 2015
How An Old Mesa Pool Became A Garden And An International Nonprofit April 28, 2015
ASU Researcher Using Salmonella To Fight Cancer Cells April 20, 2015
Arizona Researchers: Fungus Could Be Key To Slowing Destructive Bark Beetles April 15, 2015
STEM Guitar Project Strikes A Chord With Arizona Teachers March 27, 2015
Placing Arizona Medical Students In Rural Areas Still A Challenge March 25, 2015
New Arizona Technology Aims To Improve Crop Quality, Yield March 17, 2015
UA To Study Effects Of Sleep Patterns On STEM Education March 13, 2015
Solar Impulse Plane Takes Off With Phoenix Stop Planned March 09, 2015
Arizona's Growing Alzheimer's Population Sought For Research Participation March 05, 2015
ASU-Led Discovery Closes In On Human Origin March 04, 2015
UA Telescopes Help Discover Massive Black Hole at 'Cosmic Dawn' February 26, 2015
Super Bowl Central Achieves 73 Percent Waste Diversion Rate February 24, 2015
National Science Foundation Director Visits The Valley February 23, 2015
ASU Workshop Hopes To Inspire And Increase Use Of Rehabilitation Robotics February 17, 2015
New Report Predicts Southwest Will Become Drier Than Ever February 17, 2015
California Condor Success Credited To Multi-Agency Partnership February 13, 2015
Fourth Year Of AZ SciTech Festival Officially Underway February 12, 2015
Desert Animal Relocation Efforts Often Prove Unsuccessful February 02, 2015