Michelle Connally, 2018
About our Speaker:
Bill co-teaches a virtual recurring Climate Change and Texas course with Yale College classmates who began the program three years ago. The goal has been to start conversations that will lead to activism.
Bill is a retired Adult Clinical Neurologist who began studying challenges posed by a warming climate fifteen years ago in conjunction with the potential for the geographic spread of vector-borne diseases such as West Nile, Dengue, and Zika. Bill’s interest sharpened with the birth of his first grandchild twelve years ago and the subsequent birth of an additional three. More recently, he has studied the impact of an altered climate on biodiversity.
With his wife, Fran, they have cared for the land in Collin County for the last forty-four years with a particular bent toward native plant restoration and habitat creation. Bill is active on a local level with NPSOT, PTAS, and The Heard Museum.