Citizen Science

About Us

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Alison Cawood is the Citizen Science Program Coordinator. Here are a few fun facts about Alison! 

  • Her favorite flavor of ice cream is rocky road.
  • Her science hero is Eugenie Clark, who was a shark ecologist. 
  • Her favorite part of working with citizen scientists is watching people make discoveries. 
  • She has one dog, 4 cats, and an ant farm! 

 

 

 

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Cosette Larash is the Public Engagement Program Specialist. Here are a few fun facts about Cosette!

  • Her favorite flavor of ice cream is moose tracks.
  • Her science hero is Sylvia Earle, known for her research and documentaries designed to raise awareness of the threats that overfishing and pollution pose to the world's oceans.
  • Her favorite part of working with citizen scientists is getting the community involved in hands-on scientific research.
  • Cosette enjoys anything involving water including sailing, scuba diving, and paddle boarding. 

 

 

 

Fall intern, Nicole Esch

Nicole Esch is the fall Citizen Science Intern. Here are a few fun facts about Nicole!

  • Her favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip.
  • Her science hero is Peter White, a UNC professor specializing in conservation strategy and population ecology.
  • Her favorite part of working with citizen science is deep discussions about differing perspectives.
  • "If I'm not home baking delicious protein treats, you can find me at the gym!"