CEF Graduates

Congratulations to the more than 200 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

Rachael Ainsworth

Research Software Community Manager

Software Sustainability Institute

University of Manchester

Julie Baher

VP of Design & User Experience

Myriad Genetics

Parmvir Bahia

Research Associate / CEO

University of South Florida / Scientists Inc.

Yanina Bellini Saibene

Community Manager


Yamina Berchiche

Founder & Director


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

Andrea Buscemi

Project Director


Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)

Maggie Clark

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Communications and Research Manager

Network Science Institute

Northeastern University

Selena Connealy

Associate Director

New Mexico EPSCoR

University of New Mexico

Eugenia Covernton


Lecturers Without Borders

Paula Croxson


Dana Frontiers

Dana Foundation

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

Erica Finch

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Utah State University

Sandra Franco Iborra

Scientific Events Manager

Danish Data Science Academy

Arkarachai Fungtammasan

Manager/Principal Biomedical Data Scientist


Arturo Garduño-Magaña

Open Grant Reviewers Program Manager and Trainer


Josh Gottesman

Associate Director, Data Resources

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Elizabeth Groom

University Support Professional

Nele Haelterman

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine

Cynthia Hall

Community Coordinator

NASA Transform to Open Science (TOPS)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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

Synthetic Biology Toolkits

Open Bioeconomy Lab

Vinodh Ilangovan

Coordinator for Curation

Open Research Knowledge Graph

Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB)

Gina Johnson

Principal & Cofounder

Data EmpowerED Consulting

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

Anne Kornahrens

Director of Community

Hertz Foundation

Kora Korzec

Head of Community Engagement and Communications


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

Jelena Lucin

Outreach and Education Coordinator

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Paula Andrea Martinez

Software Project Coordinator

Research Software Alliance (ReSA)

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

Isabel Mendoza

Communications Officer

The Global Plant Council

Ilona Miko



Stella Min

Community Coordinator

Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA)

James Munroe

Product and Community Lead


Amber Nelson

Associate Scientific Community Manager

Sage Bionetworks

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

Erik Palmer

Computer Systems Engineer

Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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

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

Cora Preston

Network Manager

Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation

Iratxe Puebla

Director of Strategic Initiatives & Community


Pooneh Sabouri

Project Manager


Florida International University

Daniela Saderi

Director and Co-Founder


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

Community Manager



Emily Singer

Neuroscience Editor

Simons Foundation

Sarah Smaga

Managing Director

NSF Center for Genetically Encoded Materials (C-GEM)

University of California Berkeley

Andra Stratton

Program Associate

Rare as One

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Cheryl Talley

Research Director

HBCU STEM-US Center, Analytic Hub

Virginia State University

Kathe Todd-Brown

Assistant Professor

International Soil Modeling Consortium

University of Florida

Darlene Trew Crist

Community Engagement Manager

Ocean Observatories Initiative

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Pajau Vangay

Senior Director

Scientific Network

Hypothesis Fund

Sanket Verma

Community Manager


Anna Volkova

Research Data Steward

School of Health Policy & Management

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Liz Weinberg

Engagement Director

Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee

Bianca Williams

Digital Learning Manager

Society for Neuroscience

Casey Wright

Research Director/Project Manager

Accelerating Systemic Change Network

Western Michigan University

Joanne Yeomans

Digital Scholarship Librarian

Leiden University