MMSA Welcomes New Research Associates

MMSA Welcomes New Research Associates

The MMSA Research Team is pleased to announce two new Research Associates have joined our staff. The Research Team at MMSA plays an important role in advancing STEM education by implementing research and evaluation of programs that help to improve our offerings and share what we learn across the education field. Join us in welcoming Adrienne and Sasha! 

We are also pleased to announce Alex Brasili as the new Research Team Lead. Alex has been a Research Associate at MMSA since 2017. In this new role, Alex is responsible for coordinating research staffing, software, and approaches across the various projects at MMSA.   

Adrienne Hanson joined MMSA in December 2021. She is a former middle and high school science teacher who is incredibly passionate about the development and implementation of NGSS aligned science storylines. Adrienne has witnessed the power of storylines to transform a classroom into a scientific community where all students feel a sense of belonging. Adrienne is supporting the PeBLES2 project. 

Sasha Breus joined MMSA in June 2021. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England, (where a few other MMSA staff attended graduate school), and a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Smith College. Sasha’s work history is rich and diverse, ranging from academic researcher to writing tutor to caterer and carpenter. At MMSA, Sasha is excited to discover the stories and data that help communicate the power of outdoor, place-based and environmental education. Sasha is supporting the Teach ME Outside and WeatherBlur projects. 

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