Meet Our Staff
Director of the Citizen Science Program, Bard College
Mary KrembsDr. Mary Krembs is an experienced technologist, researcher and educator. As a member of the Bard faculty, Dr. Krembs has taught undergraduate mathematics and computer science classes as well as graduate mathematics and STEM pedagogy for the Master of Arts in Teaching Program. As STEM Associate in Bard's Institute for Writing and Thinking, Dr. Krembs travels the country and the world to lead professional development workshops for secondary and higher education faculty on integrating writing into STEM education. Dr. Krembs has worked in the technology industry as an applied mathematician, programmer, researcher and in senior-level management. Her research area is at the intersection between geometry and computer graphics, focused on inverse Voronoi Diagrams. She holds Patent #5566292 Method to Detect the Closest Existing Point on a Spline or Polyline. Dr. Krembs received her B.A. from Marist College, and earned her M.S and Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Applied Mathematics.
Rebeca PatseyBefore joining the Citizen Science team at Bard College in 2013, Rebeca was a Laboratory Manager for many years in several academic research laboratories. She is a scientist experienced several fields, including Neurobiology, Biochemistry and Immunology, and Microbial Disease. She finds it rewarding to interact with, instruct, and support a diverse group of students at all levels of experience in the laboratory setting. Rebeca received her B.S. in Biology at the State University of New York at Purchase and in addition is ASCP certified as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. Her laboratory experience is extensive and she has co-authored several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.
As part of the Citizen Science team, Rebeca has made a significant impact on the Bard community through her mentorship of the Citizen Science Teaching Fellow teams and support of the program faculty. Her hardwork behind the scenes helps make the program better year after year.
Betsy HoffmanBetsy received her B.S. from Bowling Green State University and has considerable experience in higher education. Prior to making the switch to education, Betsy had an established career on Wall Street as a manager in equity trading.