MMSA Title: Digital Media Assistant Sierra joined MMSA in November 2019 after graduating from Eckerd College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Interdisciplinary Arts. She has worked in many different environments including sailing tall ships in Maine and New Zealand and taking videos and photographs for Maine Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, and Sailing Ships… [Read More]
MMSA Title: Research Associate Brittney joined MMSA in September 2019 as a Research Associate. She graduated from the University of Maine with a B.A. in Anthropology. Prior to joining MMSA, Brittney spent two years researching Maine’s coastal communities for the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network and another month getting her hands dirty as a field archaeologist… [Read More]
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist Katahdin (Kate) Cook Whitt is a STEM Education Specialist at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. Kate’s work focuses on designing, implementing, and researching rigorous and equitable curriculum materials and professional learning experiences for three-dimensional science learning. In particular, she is interested in supporting elementary and middle level educators in… [Read More]
Who says being an employee of MMSA is all work and no play? Sometimes we get a chance to do both by working with innovative education programs in some of the most beautiful corners of the state of Maine. This summer the ACRES team is collaborating with Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership (HICSL)… [Read More]
The ACRES project will now provide innovative STEM professional development to more out-of-school educators, including librarians, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant MMSA received earlier this year. In November, Research Associate Alex Brasili traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Symposium. While there she learned about the youth STEM… [Read More]
Alexandria Brasili joined MMSA in April 2017 as a Research Associate. She holds a Master’s degree in Science Education from Oregon State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bowdoin College.
MMSA Title: Researcher Scott Byrd joined MMSA in January 2017 as a researcher. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters in Environmental Sciences from Oklahoma State University. Scott has been an active researcher for over 15 years in the fields of human rights and social justice, non-profit… [Read More]
Kate joined MMSA in November 2015. She has a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Southern Maine, where she is currently pursuing a M.F.A. in creative writing.
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist. Hannah Lakin joined Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance in January 2016 as a STEM Education Specialist. With a passion for bringing depth and authenticity to learning, Hannah supports STEM educators through programs, coaching and consulting. She works closely with the ACRES Project Team to bring professional development coaching and resources… [Read More]