Postdoctoral Scholar in Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University
I am currently a postdoctoral scholar at North Carolina State University, where I manage the Crowd the Tap participatory science (citizen science) project that crowdsources the locations of lead plumbing and where I study participation in our project. My research shows that engaging participants through partner organizations can help increase the diversity of participants. I also do contract work with the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network supporting their participatory science where I support communities interested in protecting their air quality. I have a PhD in Ecology with a Human Environment Interactions Emphasis from Colorado State University where I studied how scientists communicate about and carry out environmental participatory science projects. Finally, I have a bachelor's degree from Lee University Biological Sciences.
Dec 07, 2023 08:04 am UTC| Insights & Views
Recruiting participants for a citizen science project produced a more diverse group when people were signed up through partner organizations, such as schools and faith-based organizations, than when they joined on their...