Lou bridges bridges people, science, and technology, championing both human and technical infrastructure within science. Prior to her current role at CSCCE, Lou spent more than five years at AAAS, where she launched the Community Engagement Fellows Program and led other community-focused initiatives. Before AAAS, she oversaw Nature Publishing Group’s community projects, including Nature Network, the nature.com blogs, and online coverage of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and Nobel Week Dialogue. Lou has additionally organized community-focused events of various formats and sizes, including conferences, unconferences, monthly discussion series and multiple online events. A molecular biologist by training, Lou brings her own experience in frontline research to bear on her work building scientific communities.
Communications Director and Content Archivist
Katie is a science communicator and community manager with a background in biological research. In her role at CSCCE, she is working to develop and share the center’s products as well as champion and support our community of practice. Before joining the CSCCE team she spent seven years as Communications Director for the Deep Carbon Observatory, a decade-long Earth and life sciences program. In that role, she managed a 1200-member international and multi-disciplinary community, and collaborated with the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting, NSF’s Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, the International Continental Drilling Program, and others to help scientists better engage key stakeholders through a variety of communications media. In 2017, Katie participated in the Community Engagement Fellows Program (CEFP 2017).
Lead Trainer and Curriculum Development Specialist
Camille applies her background in higher education, workforce development, social work, and political science to support and train scientific community managers. Before joining the CSCCE she helped start up The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center, where she created community and public engagement programs, organized events and professional development training, and oversaw various communications and marketing projects. Camille has additionally designed, delivered, and evaluated evidence-based career development programs sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In 2019, she participated in the CSCCE Community Engagement Fellowship Program (CEFP 2019).
Jenny has a background in marine science and education, and a passion for understanding the spaces that facilitate effective learning. For CSCCE, she works to develop and deliver training modules for scientific community managers, as well as working with specific clients to enhance their community strategies. Prior to joining the team, Jenny worked for Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University, USA, engaging recreational boaters on marine pollution and water quality. Her position included training staff at local marinas so that they had the skills and resources they needed. Jenny holds a master of science degree in marine resource management from Oregon State University, with her thesis research focusing on family learning behaviors while interacting with an educational exhibit in a public aquarium.