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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Maria Sharova is the Citizen Science Program Assistant. Here are a few fun facts about Maria!

  • Her favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate (preferably with fudge!) 
  • Her science hero is Jane Goodall, an anthropologist. 
  • Her favorite part of working with citizen scientists is making science more open and accessible.
  • She has a pet fish named Legolas. 

 

 

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Shannan Stafford is an undergraduate Citizen Science Intern. Here are a few fun facts about Shannan!

  • Her favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip.
  • Her science hero is Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  • Her favorite part of working with citizen scientists is being able to involve the community in SERC's research projects
  • Currently, Shannan's favorite album is Halsey's Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. 

 

 

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Jennifer Ascencio is an undergraduate Citizen Science Intern. Here are a few fun facts about Jennifer!

  • Her favorite flavor of ice cream is a mix of delicious goodness like vanilla, chocolate, banana flavor, nuts, etc. and likes trying new flavors!
  • Her science hero is Garrett Hardin (Tragedy of the Commons). 
  • Her favorite part of working with citizen scientists is helping people get involved in hands-on scientific research.
  • Maryland is the first state on the East Coast she has ever visited!