Emma Bernstein is a junior at Bard, studying mathematics with a focus on economics. She is one of the founders of the Girls Math Club, which empowers girls to continue studying math as they transition to upper-level school. She is particularly interested in helping the community develop a working scientific vocabulary. She is involved with STEM-based activism organizations advocating for science literacy and evidence-based policy-making.
Emma Donohue was a double major at Bard in both Russian and Eurasian Studies and Environmental Science. After graduating from Bard she went to work at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in their education department as an Ecology Program Assistant focusing on their school and summer camp outreach programs. She continued working at the Cary Institute as a Project Assistant for the Mouse-mast and Virome Projects which focus on the ecology Lyme disease and initial and acquired viromes of mice. She is excited to be working with the Bard College Water Lab and return to CitSci for a second year. Emma hopes to continue her career in both science education and research as well as making science a more accessible resource to all who are interested.
Amelia is a second-year graduate student at Bard working on her Masters in Teaching in Biology. Amelia hopes to graduate and pursue a career teaching science in public schools. In her undergraduate time at Bard, ahe studied Sociology with a concentration in Science, Technology, and Society, focusing on the way genetics studies are communicated to the public, and how scientific discovery can shape the way we understand our bodies. Amelia is passionate about making scientific knowledge approachable and accessible to everyone, and about working with students to get to explore the amazing world of science. In her time outside of the classroom, she loves to cook and bake, sing and play guitar, and works with local families to do fun and engaging science activities with children, and Amelia also works on a livestock farm. This is her third year working for Citizen Science and she is excited to get to be a part of this new adventure!
Michael Kuckyr is a senior majoring in Biology from New Orleans, Louisiana. His focus is microbiology but has worked in chemistry and biology labs at Bard college aswell as a biochemistry lab at The Rockefeller University. His involvement with the CCE began as a way to volunteer in the local area, but has blossomed because of all the great opportunities and connections the CCE provides. Since starting as a CCE fellow, Michael has created the CCE's first bilingual science camp directed towards ESL students. Looking towards the future he wishes to conduct research in microbiology/biochemistry while still being an active member of the community.
Emma Patsey, a lifelong Hudson Valley resident, is currently a junior Environmental and Urban Studies major concentrating in Agriculture & Food Systems. She is a strong advocate for local food systems and has worked on farms across the country that work toward this ideal through environmentally sustainable farm practices and community engagement efforts. Emma feels as though food system awareness can empower individuals to make a positive environmental impact while providing a greater connection to their community and local landscape. She is very much looking forward to her first year joining the Citizen Science engagement fellows!