Meet the Team

Founded in 2017 as a partnership between the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and The Public’s Radio, Possibly started with the goal of making environmental research and solutions accessible to everyone. It airs weekly on the Public’s Radio and around the country.

Possibly is a student-reported show. Each year 5-10 Brown University students pitch episode ideas, interview experts, and learn how to translate complex scientific studies into digestible news for listeners. They are supervised by a team of professional journalists and scientists to ensure that each episode is both accurate and fun to listen to!

Megan Hall

Megan Hall

Host and Managing Producer

Pronouns: she/her

Megan Hall is an award-winning audio journalist. She has spent more than two decades collecting, analyzing and telling stories, as Rhode Island Public Radio’s healthcare reporter, and now as a podcast producer for clients from The Boston Globe to Scientific American. Megan Hall has a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and a master’s degree in public health, both from Brown University. She lives in North Providence with her husband, two daughters and a cranky cat.

Stephen Porder

Stephen Porder

Cofounder and Science Lead

Pronouns: he/him

Stephen Porder is the Acacia Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology and Environment and Society at Brown University, where he also serves as the Associate Provost for Sustainability. Dr. Porder holds a BA in history from Amherst College, a MS in geology from the University of Montana, and a PhD in Ecology from Stanford University. He is the author of over 70 peer reviewed publications, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and other national and international publications. His book, Elemental: How five elements changed Earth’s past and will shape our future is available now.

Nat Hardy

Nat Hardy

Managing Producer

Pronouns: he/him

Nat Hardy is a podcast producer and documentary filmmaker from Cranston, RI. He graduated from Brown with a BA in Urban Studies and Visual Art. He has worked in documentary film production for Little Monster Films, and as a producer for the podcast Humans in Public Health. At Possibly, Nat makes sure that all the facts are checked and that the show makes its way from the recording studio to radios across the country.

Juliana Merullo

Juliana Merullo

Senior Reporter

Pronouns: she/her

Juliana is a senior from Williamsburg, MA double majoring in Hispanic Studies and Food Studies. She has done research with Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab, and interned for Atlantic Public Media, working as a researcher for the podcast Drilled. At Possibly, she loves to report on climate policy.

Janek Schaller

Janek Schaller

Senior Reporter

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Janek is a senior from Chicago, IL and a double major in Environmental Science and English. Janek has written for The College Hill Independent, Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute, and has worked as a policy research assistant at the Climate Development Lab at Brown. Janek is a fervent soccer fan, an avid cellist, and on occasion, a ski bum.

Will Malloy

Will Malloy

Senior Reporter

Pronouns: he/him

Will is a junior from Warwick, RI. He is double majoring in Science, Technology and Society, as well as English. He loves to report on any local story happening here in Rhode Island, but especially stories about Narragansett Bay, and the Providence River!

Charlie Adams

Charlie Adams

Reporter

Pronouns: he/him

Charlie is a junior from Falls Church City, VA studying International and Public Affairs, as well as Environmental Studies. Before joining Possibly, Charlie wrote and interviewed for the Brown Political Review. In his reporting Charlie draws on experiences working at the United States Senate, climate think tanks, and in the wilderness of Montana. His favorite topic to cover is renewable energy!

Iman Khanbhai

Iman Khanbhai

Reporter

Pronouns: she/her

Iman is a junior from Providence, RI double majoring in Environmental Science and Economics. She is a researcher with Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab, has WWOOFed, and has worked with nonprofits like Farm Fresh RI. A topic she loves to cover is agriculture!

Kolya Shields

Kolya Shields

Reporter

Kolya is a senior from Arlington, MA studying Modern Culture and Media at Brown. She is a managing editor of the College Hill Independent, a Head Writing Fellow at Brown, and her work has appeared in the Orion Environmental literary magazine, UpRise RI, and the Indy. Kolya loves to report on community-led sustainability initiatives, especially if they include art!

Meg Talikoff

Meg Talikoff

Reporter

Pronouns: she/her

Meg is a junior from Chapel Hill, NC studying psychology. While she’d worked in journalism during highschool and college, Possibly is her first time reporting for the radio! At Possibly, Meg likes to highlight small, easy-to-perform actions that have large effects on carbon emissions.

Fatima Husain

Fatima Husain

Former Managing Producer

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Fatima Husain is a science journalist and current Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. Prior to her Ph.D. studies, Fatima completed an S.M. in Science Writing at MIT and an Sc.B. in Geology-Chemistry with Honors at Brown University. She enjoys reporting for Possibly on all things related to extreme weather, changing climates, sustainability, and the environment.

Ashley Junger

Ashley Junger

Former Managing Producer

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Ashley Junger is a science communicator and is currently a communications specialist for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol at World Resources Institute. Prior to joining WRI, Ashley worked as a grants & multimedia manager for Earthwatch Institute and as a managing editor for Possibly. She enjoys reporting for Possibly on alternative proteins, ecology, and all things sustainability.