Science and Education Consultant
Assisted Battelle, a large non-profit science organization whose vision is to be a major force in science and technology discovery and in the translation of knowledge into innovative applications that have significant societal and economic impacts, with an application to support the National Science Foundation's Arctic Research Logistics.
Developing a proposal for the update to the Polar Science and Global Climate Resource Book which was originally produced during the International Polar Year and involved teachers creating classroom activities and scientists vetting the activities for correct content. The hope is to update the book, add new content based on new science all as an e-book.
Assisting with the Enhanced Capacity for Oil Spill Situational Awareness and Response in Nunavut (ECOSAR) through project partner Polar View. The ECOSAR project is under funding from the Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and aims to build local capacity for oil spill monitoring and response in Nunavut.
Coordinated scientific input, wrote high-level policy-relevant summary of the Arctic science activities of more than 30 countries and Arctic Indigenous Peoples organizations and assisted with the Science Forum and Ministerial Meeting for governmental representatives aimed at enhancing international Arctic Science efforts.
Developed climate change curriculum for new Urban Youth Climate Action Network at the National Aquarium in Baltimore through a partnership with the Antarctic & Southern Ocean Coalition and American Planning Association and continuing to assist in the development of the network and its activities.
Developed Facebook page for continuing education group focusing on home economics through the UW-Extension in Marathon County, WI, providing continuing maintenance and educating members on using the Page to share activities and recruit new members.
Advising group of educators from across the global interested in teaching students and the general public about the Polar Regions, including organizational development strategies, finding sponsors and donors, creating opportunities for membership engagement, communication and marketing and more.
Developing consensus paper on major research questions that need to be answered to better understand the local and global impacts of thawing permafrost in cooperation with the International Permafrost Association and the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere Project.
As an ongoing activity, she regularly mentors young people about science careers, finding mentors and direction, providing advice on applications and proposals and by giving presentations on professional skill development including networking and finding a work/life balance. She's always happy to help, so feel free to reach out!
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