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 radiophoenix.org.

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
Super Bowl Showcases Several Sustainability Efforts January 29, 2015
Arizona SciTech Festival Kicks Off At Super Bowl Central January 28, 2015
Super Bowl Exhibit Sparks Science Of Football January 27, 2015
UA-Run Camera On Mars Orbiter Spots Lander Lost For A Decade January 20, 2015
Climate Change May Make Airplane Takeoffs More Difficult, Expensive January 20, 2015
University of Arizona Establishes New Medical Biorepository January 12, 2015
EPA: Climate Action Is In Community's Hands January 07, 2015
EPA Administrator Defends Fuel Standards And Public Transit Amid Falling Gas Prices January 07, 2015
With Flu Season Well Underway In Phoenix, The Worst Is Still To Come January 06, 2015
Super Bowl Program Supports Growing Urban Forest In Phoenix December 29, 2014
ADOT Updates 'Clean Air Blue Skies' Plate Eligibility December 23, 2014
Non-Toxic Algal Outbreak In Lake Havasu Due To Invasive Species December 22, 2014
Large Philanthropist Gift To UA-Partnered Giant Magellan Telescope Observatory December 16, 2014
U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz On STEM Education December 12, 2014
Tempe Breaks Ground on New Water Testing Lab December 12, 2014
Alternative Fuels Not Created Equal in the Valley December 10, 2014
Mesa Pilots Textile Recycling Program Drop-Off Sites December 02, 2014
AIA Recognizes Robotics As A High School Sport December 02, 2014
ASU Researchers Develop Jetpack Technology to Help Ground Troop Mobility December 01, 2014
Former Audubon Society President Becomes Prescott College President December 01, 2014
Project Hopes To Build Massive To-Scale Earth Model in Arizona November 20, 2014
City of Phoenix Opens Live Data Access On Valley Metro Transit System November 18, 2014
Experimental Spinal Cord Procedure Tested At Phoenix Hospital November 14, 2014
New UA Medical School In Phoenix Becoming An International Model November 06, 2014
Arizona A Candidate For Gamma Radiation Observatory November 05, 2014

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