Thinker

Academic

Problem Solver

Data scientist

Advisor

Facilitator

Dr. Carolina Odman is Associate Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and Associate Director, Development and Outreach, at the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy.


My values

Kindness

I believe that we can approach anything, as long as we do it with kindness.

Humility

If we listen, there is always something to learn.

Integrity

I believe in a solid sense of fairness, openness and honesty.

Connection

Everything we do has an impact on others, intended or not.


Foundations of thinking

I am a scientist. Specifically, I am a physicist, even more specifically a cosmologist. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have studied science, because I go through life understanding most of what is around me and I wouldn’t want to understand less. When I don’t understand something, I immediately feel the need to learn. And…

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Always learning.

I am very excited to be part of a resilience and systems thinking programme intended to give participants experience and tools of systems and complexity thinking to address the very complex multidimensional socio-ecological problems we grapple with in our work. This blog post is just a reflection. In the first session, we were given two…

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