Meet the Project Team

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Program Coordinator

Co-Founder, Chair

Geolatinas

Director

The CycloCohort Program

Principle Investigator

Atmospheric, Oceanic & Earth Sciences Department, George Mason University

Interests: Climate Science, Education, Education Research, Geology, Ocean Sciences, Paleontology, Science Communication, Science Education, Sustainable Earth and Societal Impact, Equity-based practices in the Geosciences

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Program Coordinator 

Professor

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Michigan State University 

Interests: Geocognition, Tectonics, Mentor Training, Ethics in Research, Community Engagement, Science Communication

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Emily Pasek

Graduate Assistant 

PhD Student 

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Michigan State University 

Interests: Geocognition, Environmental Geology, Geoscience Education, Educational Psychology, Learning in Informal Spaces

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Program Coordinator

STEM Advisor

Student Center for Science Engagement, Northeastern Illinois University

 

Interests: Advising, Mentoring, Project Management, Program Development, Social Media, Marketing, Toxicology, Reproductive Science

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Program Evaluator  

Associate Professor 

Leadership and Counseling, College of Education, Eastern Michigan University

Fixed Term Faculty

Michigan State University 

Interests: Access and Retention within Graduate Education; Black Students and Faculty; Programmatic Assessment and Evaluation; Graduate Students’ Mentoring and Well-Being; and Supervision

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Andrea Saavedra

Graduate Assistant/Peer Mentor

PhD Student

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Michigan State University 

Interests: Diversity in the Geosciences/STEM, Mentoring, Internship Opportunities and Experiences, Imposterism in Underrepresented Students in STEM

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Principle Investigator 

Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University 

Interests: Geomicrobiology, Biogeochemistry, Global Environmental Change

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Program Coordinator  

Associate Professor

Earth Science Department, Northeastern Illinois University

Director

Student Center for Science Engagement 

Interests: Aqueous Geochemistry, Geochemistry of Life in Extreme Environments, Environmental Geology