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Meet our 2019 Citizen Science Faculty!

Matthew Deady

Matthew earned his B.S. in Physics, B.S. in Mathematics, and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics VIEW MORE >>

Rebecca Delker

Rebecca Delker is a molecular and cell biologist who explores how the genome – the most fundamental code for life – is regulated to VIEW MORE >>

Leila Duman

Leila received her B.A. in Chemistry from Bard College and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry at the University of Maryland VIEW MORE >>

Matteo Farinella

Matteo Farinella received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from University College London in 2013. Since then he has been combining his scientific VIEW MORE >>

Madison Fletcher

Madison is a proud Bard alumna (’12) who majored in Chemistry and wrote her senior project with Professor Emily McLaughlin.  She went on to earn VIEW MORE >>

Maggie Gaddis

Maggie earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She received her M.S. in Biology (restoration ecology) from the VIEW MORE >>

Emily Grumbling


Emily Grumbling earned her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Arizona and her B.A. as a double VIEW MORE >>

Brooke Jude

Brooke Jude is a microbiologist who studies isolates of microorganisms found in various (local and foreign) aquatic sources. She is currently VIEW MORE >>

Deborah Keszenman

Deborah Keszenman earned her M.D. from the Universidad de la Republica’s School of Medicine in Montevideo, Uruguay. Following her VIEW MORE >>

Arseny Khakhalin

Arseny is a neuroscientist who studies how neural circuits in the brain function and develop; how they encode and process information, VIEW MORE >>

Alexis Lainoff

Alexis Lainoff earned her B.A. in Integrative Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and is entering the final year of her Ph.D. in Oral and VIEW MORE >>

Sonny Lee

Sonny is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in VIEW MORE >>

Pamela Lincez

Pamela earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. VIEW MORE >>

Camila Lopez-Anido


Camila received her B.A. in Biochemistry, as well as Gender and Women’s Studies, from Bowdoin College. VIEW MORE >>

Megan May

Megan May is an environmental microbiologist and is finishing her Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole VIEW MORE >>

Susan Mechanic-Meyers

Susan received her B.A. from Hofstra University, her M.A. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Boston University, and her  Ph.D in Cell and VIEW MORE >>

Daniel Newsome

For the past several years Dan has been teaching Citizen Science along with history of science and mathematics courses for the Bard Prison VIEW MORE >>

Sierra Palumbos

Sierra Palumbos earned her B.A. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Italian from Cornell University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in VIEW MORE >>

Rebecca Pollet

Rebecca Pollet is a biochemist and microbiologist currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University VIEW MORE >>

Jennifer Reiman

Jennifer earned her B.A. in Biology from St. Catherine University and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences- Immunology from the Mayo Clinic VIEW MORE >>

Holly Swain Ewald

Holly Swain Ewald received her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Louisville with research interests in neuroscience, microbiology, evolution, VIEW MORE >>

Michael Tibbetts

Mike Tibbetts is a molecular biologist who uses zebrafish as a model to investigate questions related to hearing. The lateral line system of zebrafish VIEW MORE >>

Bradley Tolar

Bradley is an aquatic microbiologist who is interested in figuring out how microorganisms respond to environmental change and whether VIEW MORE >>

Nykia Walker

Nyki earned her bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases from the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to starting VIEW MORE >>

Erin Weber

Erin received her B.A. from Reed College and her Ph.D. from Yale University. Her dissertation focused on the human innate immune response VIEW MORE >>

Emily White


Emily received her B.S. in Chemistry and Environmental Studies from Tufts University, her M.S. in Environmental VIEW MORE >>

Jason Wong

Jason Wong received his B.Sc at the University of Alberta in 2010. He is currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta where he is in a lab VIEW MORE >>