CEF Graduates

Congratulations to the more than 300 learners who have successfully completed CSCCE’s Scientific Community Engagement Fundamentals course! 

CEF graduates have shown a commitment to their profession as community builders by exploring core frameworks and developing a shared vocabulary with their peers. While enrolled in the course they were able to apply their learnings to their community, thus immediately and directly impacting the STEM communities they worked with. Graduates from the course are also awarded a digital badge that they can share with their networks.

A detailed course description is available here

Learners are given the option to be featured on this page upon completion of the course. Think you should be here, or need to update your info? Let us know: training@cscce.org

Brittany Aguilar

Science Associate

Schmidt Futures

Rachael Ainsworth

Research Software Community Manager

Software Sustainability Institute

University of Manchester

Shane Alsop

Community Manager – Outreach


eLife Sciences Publications

Madhura Amdekar

Community Engagement Manager


Laurel Ascenzi

Communication and Communities Coordinator


Rieley Auger

Program Coordinator

Global Land Programme

Julie Baher

VP of Design & User Experience

Myriad Genetics

Parmvir Bahia

Research Associate / CEO

University of South Florida / Scientists Inc.

Zachary Baker

Community Manager

Open Molecular Software Foundation (OMSF)

Lyndsey Ballantyne

Research Software Engineering (RSE) Community Manager

Software Sustainability Institute

Katie Baumer

Pharmaceutical Continuous Manufacturing (PCM) Community Engagement Manager

United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

Sarah Beecroft

Life Sciences Applications Specialist


Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre

Yanina Bellini Saibene

Community Manager


Yamina Berchiche

Founder & Director


Jamila Blake

Project Manager

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Irene Bonati

Policy Officer

International LOFAR Telescope


Phil Bresnahan

Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Shelby Brewster

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Public Philosophy Journal

Michigan State University

Kendra Brown

Data Manager

NCCR Microbiomes

Julián Buede

Licenciado en Comunicación Social

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

Sophie Bui

Community Manager

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Melissa Burke

Training and Communications Officer

National Bioinformatics Training Cooperative

Australian BioCommons

Andrea Buscemi

Project Director


Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)

Michel Chagas de Jesus

Science Manager

Serrapilheira Institute

Jeff Christiansen

Deputy Director and A/Director of Engagements and Operations

Australian BioCommons

Maggie Clark

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Communications and Research Manager

Network Science Institute

Northeastern University

Lauren Collister

Engagement Coordinator, Infrastructure

Invest in Open Infrastructure

Selena Connealy

Associate Director

New Mexico EPSCoR

University of New Mexico

Keeva Connolly

Scientific Business Analyst

Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)

Australian BioCommons

Eugenia Covernton


Lecturers Without Borders

Paula Croxson


Dana Frontiers

Dana Foundation

Sophia Crüwell

PhD Student / Steering Committee member

University of Cambridge / ReproducibiliTea

Maria Cruz

Senior Open Science and Data Policy Advisor

Dutch Research Council (NWO)

Lisa Curtin

Executive Manager

International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI)

Renata Curty

Research Specialist

University of California, Santa Barbara

Ariel Deardorff

Data Services Librarian

University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Lieke de Boer

Scientific Community Manager

Netherlands eScience Center

Ellen Dow

Science Community Engagement Manager


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Meghan Drake

Technical Project Manager

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jessilyn Dunn

Assistant Professor

Duke University

Emily Durham

Research Engagement Director

TBCK Foundation

Richard Ferrers

Research Data Analyst

Trusted Data Repository Community

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

Mary Filsell

Data Consultant


Erica Finch

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Utah State University

Jesica Formoso

Assistant researcher

University of Buenos Aires

Sandra Franco Iborra

Scientific Events Manager

Danish Data Science Academy

Hailey Froese

Program Officer, Alumni Engagement

Mozilla Foundation

Arkarachai Fungtammasan

Manager/Principal Biomedical Data Scientist


Nidhi Gandhi-Patel

Director of Transformation and Academic Initiatives

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

Angie Garcia

Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)

Carolina Garcia

Community Engagement and Communications Lead

Community for Rigor

University of Pennsylvania

Arturo Garduño-Magaña

Open Grant Reviewers Program Manager and Trainer


Aman Goel

Research Software Engineer

University of Manchester

Selene González


Witarita Consulting

Kevin Gott

Computer Systems Engineer

NERSC Community of Practice


Josh Gottesman

Associate Director, Data Resources

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Annette Greiner

User Experience Lead

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)

Elizabeth Groom

University Support Professional

Brigitta Gundersen

Senior Scientist

Simons Foundation

Johan Gustafsson

Bioinformatics Engagement Officer

University of Melbourne

Nele Haelterman

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine

Christina Hall

Associate Director – Training and Communications

Australian BioCommons

Cynthia Hall

Community Coordinator

NASA Transform to Open Science (TOPS)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Kathryn Hall

Product Champion

Australian genomics research

Atlas of Living Australia (CSIRO)

Hannah Hamling

Program Technician

Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR)

Oregon Health & Science University

Chris Hartgerink

CEO and Founder

Liberate Science

Rebecca Hartman-Baker

User Engagement Group Leader

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Haley Hazlett

Acting Program Director

The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

Paul Heimowitz

Terrestrial Invasive Species Program Manager

United States Geological Survey

Sam Hindle

Content Manager, bioRxiv and medRxiv / Co-Founder PREreview

bioRxiv / medRxiv / PREreview

Yan Kay Ho

Project Manager & Community Manager

Synthetic Biology Toolkits

Open Bioeconomy Lab

Vinodh Ilangovan

Coordinator for Curation

Open Research Knowledge Graph

Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB)

Dafne Jansen

Research Data Consultant / Community Manager

Utrecht University

Obanda Johanssen

Community Engagement Manager


Gina Johnson

Principal & Cofounder

Data EmpowerED Consulting

Sehrish Kanwal

Research Fellow

RLadies Melbourne

University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

Lena Karvovskaya

Community Manager RDM and Open Science

VU Open Science Community

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Farah Zaib Khan

Scientific Business Analyst

Australian BioCommons

Ann Blair Kennedy

Assistant Professor and Director of the Patient Engagement Studio

University of South Carolina Medical School Greenville

Lexie Kesler

Outreach and Communications Specialist

Beckman Insitute

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Lizzy Knippler

Program Coordinator, Community Health

Duke Center for AIDS Research

Duke University

Friederike Kohrs

Research Fellow and Community Engagement Manager

Charité/BIH QUEST Center for Responsible Research

Anne Kornahrens

Director of Community

Hertz Foundation

Kora Korzec

Head of Community Engagement and Communications


Timokleia Kousi

Research Scientist

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Lizzie Krisch

Community Manager

RockEDU Science Outreach

The Rockefeller University

Allie Lau

Public Engagement Programs Manager

American Physical Society

Zoë Leanza

Communications Manager

AD Knowledge Portal

Sage Bionetworks

Emily Lescak

Senior Research Community Officer

Wikimedia Foundation

Allison Lewis

Coastal Research Scientific Community Engagement Manager

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Stefanie Linch

Scientific Facilitator

Oregon Health and Science University

Charles Lively

Science Engagement Engineer/HPC Consultant

NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Patricia Loto

Digital Accessibility Consultant


Jelena Lucin

Outreach and Education Coordinator

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Laura MacKenzie

Community Manager

The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Cristina Mancilla

Community Engagement Officer

Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network

National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis

Steven Manos

Associate Director of Cyberinfrastructure

Australian BioCommons

Amanda Martin

Engagement Manager

Solve M.E.

Paula Andrea Martinez

Software Project Coordinator

Research Software Alliance (ReSA)

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

Siobhann McCafferty

Project Coordinator

ARDC Platforms Community of Practice; Identifiers for Instruments Australasia

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

Dannielle McCarthy

Product Applications Scientist

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Dan McCloy

Research Scientist

University of Washington

Isabel Mendoza

Communications Officer

The Global Plant Council

Ilona Miko



Stella Min

Community Coordinator

Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA)

Winnie (Mok) Mok

User Experience Designer

Australian BioCommons

Luis Montilla

Technical Community Manager


James Munroe

Product and Community Lead


Amber Nelson

Scientific Community Manager

Sage Bionetworks

Tiff Nelson

Research Community Engagement

Genome Assembly, Genome Annotation, Microbiome Analysis, Single Cell and Spatial Omics, Multi-omics and Comparative Genomics

Australian BioCommons

Kleber Neves

Science Program Manager

Serrapilheira Institute

Vid Nukala

Senior Community Engagement Officer

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Titilayo Omotade

Project Director


Stephani Page

Director of Strategic Initiatives

WEPAN – Women in Engineering ProActive Network

Lisanna Paladin

Scientific Community Manager

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Erik Palmer

Computer Systems Engineer

Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Guillaume Parodi

Community Engagement Officer

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Valentina Pasquale

Research Data Management Specialist

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Inessa Pawson

Contributor Experience Lead



Xènia Pérez Sitjà

Data Stewardship Community Manager


University of Bradford

Jody Peters

Program Manager

Ecological Forecasting Initiative (EFI)

University of Notre Dame

Natacha Pires

Executive Director

APBD Research Foundation

Esther Plomp

Data Steward

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Delft University of Technology

Jeff Piesktrak

Community and Economic Development Specialist

Alison Post

Program Manager

Earth Lab

University of Colorado

Katie Pratt

Communications Director and Content Archivist

CSCCE Community of Practice


Cora Preston

Network Manager

Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation

Iratxe Puebla

Director of Strategic Initiatives & Community


Carolina Quezada

Academic researcher

Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción

Kayla Quinnies

Program Manager, Residency Operations


Riva Quiroga

Doctoral Researcher

Universidad Católica de Chile

Kate Rasmussen

Computer Systems Engineer

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Marcel Ribeiro-Dantas

Developer Advocate

Seqera Labs

David Roberson

Community Engagement Manager


Pooneh Sabouri

Project Manager


Florida International University

Daniela Saderi

Director and Co-Founder


Claudia Sandoval

Operations Manager

Australian BioCommons

Beatriz Serrano-Solano

Scientific Project Manager

Euro-Bioimaging ERIC

EMBL Heidelberg

Arti Shah

Assistant Director of Strategic Engagement

Population Health Initiative

University of Washington

Reshama Shaikh


Data Umbrella

Curtis Sharma

Project Manager/Community Manager



Carmen Sidbury

Senior Director for Research and Strategic Partnerships

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)

Emily Singer

Neuroscience Editor

Simons Foundation

Sarah Smaga

Managing Director

NSF Center for Genetically Encoded Materials (C-GEM)

University of California Berkeley

Vicki Snelson

Head, Impact and Commercialisation

Bioplatforms Australia

Mira Stanic

Community Coordinator

Thematic Digital Competence Centre for the Natural & Engineering Sciences (TDCC NES)

Sam Staples

Digital Learning Associate

Society for Neuroscience

Amy Steiker

Data Services Engineer

National Snow and Ice Data Center

University of Colorado Boulder

Aleza Stein

Community Program Manager

The Hertz Foundation

Gabi Steinbach

Scientific Project Coordinator

Georgia Institute of Technology

Miranda Steinkopf

Director of Transformation and Health Equity

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Andra Stratton

Program Associate

Rare as One

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Aditi Subramanya

Marketing and Events Officer

Pawsey Research Supercomputing Centre (CSIRO)

Cheryl Talley

Research Director

HBCU STEM-US Center, Analytic Hub

Virginia State University

Camille Thomas

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Florida State University

Sarah Thomas

eResearch Portfolio Manager

Australian Access Federation (AAF)

Kathe Todd-Brown

Assistant Professor

International Soil Modeling Consortium

University of Florida

Angelique Trusler

African Capacity Development Manager

The Carpentries

Darlene Trew Crist

Community Engagement Manager

Ocean Observatories Initiative

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Pajau Vangay

Senior Director

Scientific Network

Hypothesis Fund

Krithika Venkataraman

Scientist, Neuroscience Collaborations

Simons Foundation

Sanket Verma

Community Manager


Anna Volkova

Research Data Steward

School of Health Policy & Management

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Christa Walther

Community Manager


German BioImaging

Ben Warner

Program & Scientific Event Manager – Investigator Program

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub – San Francisco

Liz Weinberg

Engagement Director

Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee

Andrew White

Data Consultant

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

Bianca Williams

Digital Learning Manager

Society for Neuroscience

Casey Wright

Research Director/Project Manager

Accelerating Systemic Change Network

Western Michigan University

Claire Wyatt

Community Manager for Research Software Engineering

Juelich Supercomputing Centre

Joanne Yeomans

Network Manager

Netherlands Thematic Digital Competency Centre for the Natural and Engineering Sciences

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