We are a team of skilled communicators and facilitators, with extensive experience in academic publishing, international research collaborations, and research centers. We’re systems thinkers, passionate about building community, with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Founder and Director
Lou 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 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 experience in frontline research to bear on her work building scientific communities.
Director of Operations and Technology
Cat connects ideas and people, combining effective communication, genuine leadership, and creative policy making toward helping science better serve society. At CSCCE, she works closely with Center Director Lou Woodley to oversee general operations and technology implementation and integration. Prior to joining our staff, Cat was assistant director of team science and strategy at the Knight Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center in Portland, Oregon, developing programs to support multidisciplinary teams of scientists, and served as an Oregon Sea Grant Policy Fellow in Governor Kate Brown’s office working on ocean policy. She completed CSCCE’s Scientific Community Engagement Fundamentals course in 2021.
Communications Director and Content Archivist
Katie is a science communicator and community manager with a background in biological research. She develops and shares CSCCE’s products, and supports our community of practice. Previously, 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 audiences through a variety of communications media. In 2017, Katie participated in the Community Engagement Fellows Program (CEFP 2017).
Director of Learning
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).
Project and Community Manager
Emily has a background in teaching, research, and community management. Before joining CSCCE, she was the Senior Research Community Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation, where she developed a multi-year strategy for growing, diversifying, and supporting the global community of researchers working on Wikimedia projects, co-organized an annual virtual research workshop, and co-developed a new funding program to support international cohorts of researchers. Previously, she developed and managed Code for Science and Society’s Event Fund. She took CSCCE’s Community Engagement Fundamentals course in 2021 and has been an active member of the community for more than three years.
Learning Technologist (part-time)
Adrienne brings a learner-centric philosophy to her work in learning design and technology, program management and evaluation, and STEM teaching and learning. Prior to joining CSCCE, she was a learning designer at Dartmouth College, supporting teaching and educational technology needs through consultations, thought-partnership, collaboration, and faculty development workshops. She also brings a background in astronomy education and outreach through past projects at the University of Arizona, including the design, development, and management of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 Second Life presence. At CSCCE, she is supporting the team with implementing and maintaining our learning management system.
Learning Technology Specialist and Trainer
Alice is a teaching and learning scholar with a disciplinary background in nutritional biochemistry. Prior to joining CSCCE, Alice was the Associate Director of the Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University, where she directed university-wide professional development programs with an emphasis on STEM and inclusive teaching. While in graduate school at the University of California, Davis, she was the Program Administration Lead for the Teaching Assistant Consultant Program where she designed workshops on a wide variety of teaching topics. At CSCCE, Alice supports the delivery of CSCCE trainings in the virtual classroom, builds and maintains our courses in our learning management system, and works to cultivate community within cohorts of learners.
Junior Trainer and Curriculum Assistant
Maya is a recent graduate from Yale University, with a BS in cognitive science. Maya spent much of her undergraduate career devoted to decision-making research, and contributed to campus life through her work as a Communication and Consent Educator. At CSCCE, she joins the training team and will be supporting the delivery of online courses and client work. Maya took CSCCE’s Community Engagement Fundamentals course as part of the CEF23W cohort.