Sofia Ahsanuddin currently serves as Executive Director of the MetaSUB International Consortium and works as a Research Associate at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. As the Executive Director of MetaSUB, Sofia is leading an international research network dedicated to examining microbes in public mass transit systems in over 70 cities around the world. Sofia is a former TEDxCUNY Speaker, Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI-U) Commitment Maker, Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, and Macaulay Honors College Class of 2016 Commencement Speaker. 1/30/2017

Sofia Ahsanuddin currently serves as Executive Director of the MetaSUB International Consortium and works as a Research Associate at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. As the Executive Director of MetaSUB, Sofia is leading an international research network dedicated to examining microbes in public mass transit systems in over 70 cities around the world. Sofia is a former TEDxCUNY Speaker, Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI-U) Commitment Maker, Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, and Macaulay Honors College Class of 2016 Commencement Speaker.

1/30/2017

Sofia Ahsanuddin
Valorie V. Aquino, MS  is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. Conducting original research in archaeology and speleothem paleoclimate reconstructions, her work investigates the relationships between human societies and the environment and has been published in Science, Nature Geoscience, and Scientific Reports. Born in the Philippines, her family immigrated to the US when she was 6. Since that time, she has lived and worked in Ohio, California, Alaska, France, Canada, Belize, and Nicaragua.   1//24/2017

Valorie V. Aquino, MS  is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. Conducting original research in archaeology and speleothem paleoclimate reconstructions, her work investigates the relationships between human societies and the environment and has been published in ScienceNature Geoscience, and Scientific Reports. Born in the Philippines, her family immigrated to the US when she was 6. Since that time, she has lived and worked in Ohio, California, Alaska, France, Canada, Belize, and Nicaragua.  

1//24/2017

Valorie V. Aquino

Jonathan Berman, PhD graduated with a BS in biology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a PhD in physiology from SUNY Buffalo. He studies the molecular origins of hypertension using approaches spanning from whole-organism physiology to single molecule biophysics. He has a long history and interest in science activism and education, including  judging science fairs, organizing campus groups as an undergraduate, giving talks on research ethics, and on cognitive biases and their effects on scientists, and MCing the unveiling of the world's largest periodic table of the elements.  1/24/2017

Jonathan Berman, PhD graduated with a BS in biology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a PhD in physiology from SUNY Buffalo. He studies the molecular origins of hypertension using approaches spanning from whole-organism physiology to single molecule biophysics. He has a long history and interest in science activism and education, including  judging science fairs, organizing campus groups as an undergraduate, giving talks on research ethics, and on cognitive biases and their effects on scientists, and MCing the unveiling of the world's largest periodic table of the elements. 

1/24/2017

Jonathan Berman

Teon Brooks, PhD a Tar Heel alum in psychology and linguistics, completed his doctorate in cognitive neuroscience at New York University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. His research focused on understanding how the brain coordinates eye movements during reading. He is currently a Mozilla Science Fellow at Stanford University where he advocates for open science practices and works on developing open-source tools to allow fellow researchers to easily run and freely share their experiments. 2/3/2017

Teon Brooks, PhD a Tar Heel alum in psychology and linguistics, completed his doctorate in cognitive neuroscience at New York University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. His research focused on understanding how the brain coordinates eye movements during reading. He is currently a Mozilla Science Fellow at Stanford University where he advocates for open science practices and works on developing open-source tools to allow fellow researchers to easily run and freely share their experiments.

2/3/2017

Teon Brooks

Beka Economopoulos is the Founding Director of The Natural History Museum, an initiative that connects and empowers scientists, museums and communities to address critical environmental and social challenges. Beka has two decades of experience as a senior manager in the communications, education, and advocacy sectors. She was the Director of Strategy at Fission Strategy, supporting non-profits and foundations with online communication strategies. She is a co-founder of Not An Alternative, a collective that specializes in cultural strategies for social change. Named in The New York Times and ArtNet's "Best of Art in 2015" round-ups, the group's work has been widely exhibited in museums around the world. 1/26/2017

Beka Economopoulos is the Founding Director of The Natural History Museum, an initiative that connects and empowers scientists, museums and communities to address critical environmental and social challenges. Beka has two decades of experience as a senior manager in the communications, education, and advocacy sectors. She was the Director of Strategy at Fission Strategy, supporting non-profits and foundations with online communication strategies. She is a co-founder of Not An Alternative, a collective that specializes in cultural strategies for social change. Named in The New York Times and ArtNet's "Best of Art in 2015" round-ups, the group's work has been widely exhibited in museums around the world.

1/26/2017

Beka Economopoulos

Kate Gage has spent the last 8 years working in the Obama Administration on the intersection between technology and global challenges with a focus on innovation and global development. Most recently she worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy with the President’s Science Advisor and the Chief Technology Officer on the White House’s international science and technology priorities. Before that, she was on the founding team of the U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development, which was created to lead the U.S. Government’s work to develop and scale technologies to address global development and humanitarian challenges. While at USAID she worked on the use of technology - specifically digital tools and connectivity efforts - during the Ebola crisis in West Africa and was part of the team to launch a number of Grand Challenges and agency initiatives. Starting in Iowa in 2007 and continuing through the 2008 election, she was on the National Advance Staff for Obama for America, and organized the Concert at the Lincoln Memorial on the eve of President Obama's Inauguration.

Kate Gage has spent the last 8 years working in the Obama Administration on the intersection between technology and global challenges with a focus on innovation and global development. Most recently she worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy with the President’s Science Advisor and the Chief Technology Officer on the White House’s international science and technology priorities. Before that, she was on the founding team of the U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development, which was created to lead the U.S. Government’s work to develop and scale technologies to address global development and humanitarian challenges. While at USAID she worked on the use of technology - specifically digital tools and connectivity efforts - during the Ebola crisis in West Africa and was part of the team to launch a number of Grand Challenges and agency initiatives. Starting in Iowa in 2007 and continuing through the 2008 election, she was on the National Advance Staff for Obama for America, and organized the Concert at the Lincoln Memorial on the eve of President Obama's Inauguration.

Kate Gage

Kristen Gunther is a PhD Candidate studying ecosystem management and ecology; she also holds an MFA in creative writing. Her research focus is on developing techniques for effective communication of emerging science to audiences of ecosystem managers and policymakers. She is interested in communication as a means to strengthen relationships between scientists, agricultural producers, and other stakeholder groups. As a writer, she has worked extensively with mission-driven institutions to develop core identity and value language.  1/25/2017

Kristen Gunther is a PhD Candidate studying ecosystem management and ecology; she also holds an MFA in creative writing. Her research focus is on developing techniques for effective communication of emerging science to audiences of ecosystem managers and policymakers. She is interested in communication as a means to strengthen relationships between scientists, agricultural producers, and other stakeholder groups. As a writer, she has worked extensively with mission-driven institutions to develop core identity and value language. 

1/25/2017

Kristen Gunther

Kishore Hari is a science educator who specializes in producing innovative live science events. Currently, he’s the director of the Bay Area Science Festival, which is based out of the University of California, San Francisco. Hari hosts Mother Jones’s weekly science podcast Inquiring Minds and is the science correspondent for Adam Savage’s Tested.com. Kishore is a former chemist who previously founded an environmental services company that specialized in treatment and removal of mercury. 2/1/2017

Kishore Hari is a science educator who specializes in producing innovative live science events. Currently, he’s the director of the Bay Area Science Festival, which is based out of the University of California, San Francisco. Hari hosts Mother Jones’s weekly science podcast Inquiring Minds and is the science correspondent for Adam Savage’s Tested.com. Kishore is a former chemist who previously founded an environmental services company that specialized in treatment and removal of mercury.

2/1/2017

Kishore Hari

Sloane Henningsen is a graphic designer and brand manager for a real estate and hospitality company in Columbus, Ohio. She maintains and creates visual aspects, advertising, and collateral design for the company’s six brands. It is her belief that a message is only as good as the vessel in which it is received and that the presence of clean, purpose-driven design is vital to the success of any entity. Some of the most important people in her life are scientists, and she truly appreciates the power that science has improve our lives. 1/24/2017

Sloane Henningsen is a graphic designer and brand manager for a real estate and hospitality company in Columbus, Ohio. She maintains and creates visual aspects, advertising, and collateral design for the company’s six brands. It is her belief that a message is only as good as the vessel in which it is received and that the presence of clean, purpose-driven design is vital to the success of any entity. Some of the most important people in her life are scientists, and she truly appreciates the power that science has improve our lives.

1/24/2017

Sloane Henningsen

Rosalyn LaPier, PhD is an award winning Indigenous writer, ethnobotanist and environmental historian. She studies Indigenous peoples unique view of the natural world, in which natural science and religion intersect. She is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana and Métis. 1/26/2017

Rosalyn LaPier, PhD is an award winning Indigenous writer, ethnobotanist and environmental historian. She studies Indigenous peoples unique view of the natural world, in which natural science and religion intersect. She is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana and Métis.

1/26/2017

Rosalyn LaPier

Caitlin Pharo is fresh off a stint serving as a Marshal Commander for the WMW, where she handled crowd control and management for the rally portion of the DC March. Before that she was the Organizing Operations Director for the 2016 Florida Democratic Coordinated Campaign, responsible for the logistical, procurement, and staffing needs of the Organizing Program. Before her time in Florida, she taught secondary mathematics in Baltimore City Public Schools, teaching students from 9th to 12th grades.  2/6/2017

Caitlin Pharo is fresh off a stint serving as a Marshal Commander for the WMW, where she handled crowd control and management for the rally portion of the DC March. Before that she was the Organizing Operations Director for the 2016 Florida Democratic Coordinated Campaign, responsible for the logistical, procurement, and staffing needs of the Organizing Program. Before her time in Florida, she taught secondary mathematics in Baltimore City Public Schools, teaching students from 9th to 12th grades. 

2/6/2017

Caitlin Pharo

Courtnie Weber is a licensed attorney, and the Member Engagement Manager at WeWork. She's a Chicagoan in New York City, with a deep love for live music, sports, and craft beer. Courtnie studied Political Science & Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and then she studied law at Florida A&M University College of Law. Courtnie is the Media Coordinator for Asgard Radio, an up-and-coming Internet rock radio station, for which she is an amateur concert photographer as well. Courtnie also is a moderator on Reddit for several communities and the volunteer AMA Coordinator for the r/music community, which helps fulfill her love of live music. For all of these organizations, Courtnie helps manage the social media content across several platforms. Her passions outside of music include politics, Chicago sports, and figuring out how many IPAs she'll have to drink before she finds one she enjoys.

Courtnie Weber is a licensed attorney, and the Member Engagement Manager at WeWork. She's a Chicagoan in New York City, with a deep love for live music, sports, and craft beer. Courtnie studied Political Science & Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and then she studied law at Florida A&M University College of Law. Courtnie is the Media Coordinator for Asgard Radio, an up-and-coming Internet rock radio station, for which she is an amateur concert photographer as well. Courtnie also is a moderator on Reddit for several communities and the volunteer AMA Coordinator for the r/music community, which helps fulfill her love of live music. For all of these organizations, Courtnie helps manage the social media content across several platforms. Her passions outside of music include politics, Chicago sports, and figuring out how many IPAs she'll have to drink before she finds one she enjoys.

Courtnie Weber

Rachael Holloway, PsyD is a clinical psychologist with expertise in behavioral medicine, trauma, and neuropsychology. She completed her graduate work at the California School of Professional Psychology at AIU, a program which was the recipient of the APA Suinn Minority Achievement Award for its diversity training and its rate of graduating diverse students. In her postdoctoral fellowship at VA San Diego Healthcare System/UCSD, she served on the diversity committee, completed formal diversity and social justice advocacy mentorships, and co-contributed diversity training materials to the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. 1/27/2017

Rachael Holloway, PsyD is a clinical psychologist with expertise in behavioral medicine, trauma, and neuropsychology. She completed her graduate work at the California School of Professional Psychology at AIU, a program which was the recipient of the APA Suinn Minority Achievement Award for its diversity training and its rate of graduating diverse students. In her postdoctoral fellowship at VA San Diego Healthcare System/UCSD, she served on the diversity committee, completed formal diversity and social justice advocacy mentorships, and co-contributed diversity training materials to the UCSD Department of Psychiatry.

1/27/2017

Rachael Holloway

Julia MacFall is an expert in strategic account management and business development, most recently at a Fortune 500 company. She has worked in scientific publishing, finance, and academic institutions, served on the board of the Women's Initiative for Networking and Success, and volunteers for the Haw River Assembly. Julia graduated from CUNY with a BA in Publishing, and currently resides in Greensboro, NC.  2/12/2017

Julia MacFall is an expert in strategic account management and business development, most recently at a Fortune 500 company. She has worked in scientific publishing, finance, and academic institutions, served on the board of the Women's Initiative for Networking and Success, and volunteers for the Haw River Assembly. Julia graduated from CUNY with a BA in Publishing, and currently resides in Greensboro, NC. 

2/12/2017

Julia MacFall

Jennifer Redig, MCR, PhD is a scientist passionate about better science communication and public relations. She received her PhD in Molecular & Medical Genetics, and Masters of Clinical Research from Oregon Health & Sciences University. Her scientific expertise is human genetics and heart development. Currently she is a Managing Editor of a popular biomedical-science blog. 1/26/2017

Jennifer Redig, MCR, PhD is a scientist passionate about better science communication and public relations. She received her PhD in Molecular & Medical Genetics, and Masters of Clinical Research from Oregon Health & Sciences University. Her scientific expertise is human genetics and heart development. Currently she is a Managing Editor of a popular biomedical-science blog.

1/26/2017

Jennifer Redig

Caroline Weinberg, MD, MPH is a health educator and advocate with a focus on health literacy and access to care in low resource settings. Over the last 15 years, her research has spanned a wide range of subjects, from the diagnosis of genetic diseases to the effectiveness of obesity prevention programs in New York City public schools.  1/24/2017

Caroline Weinberg, MDMPH is a health educator and advocate with a focus on health literacy and access to care in low resource settings. Over the last 15 years, her research has spanned a wide range of subjects, from the diagnosis of genetic diseases to the effectiveness of obesity prevention programs in New York City public schools. 

1/24/2017

Caroline Weinberg

Aaron Huertas is a science communicator and independent consultant who runs ScienceCommunicationMedia.com. He previously worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading science advocacy group; Cater Communications, a bipartisan communications firm; and for Rep. Jim Saxton (NJ). In 2016, he ran an Ohio field office for NextGen Climate. Aaron is a graduate of George Washington University.

Aaron Huertas is a science communicator and independent consultant who runs ScienceCommunicationMedia.com. He previously worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading science advocacy group; Cater Communications, a bipartisan communications firm; and for Rep. Jim Saxton (NJ). In 2016, he ran an Ohio field office for NextGen Climate. Aaron is a graduate of George Washington University.

Aaron Huertas

Adam Miller is a computer scientist, web developer, and software engineer at LinkedIn in the heart of Silicon Valley. He orchestrates a small team of brilliant developers to make development tools used across the company for iOS, Android and the web. On the side he co-directs a non-profit startup focused on making education funding readily available to all. His belief that technology affords us one of our most powerful platforms for social change has driven his investment in passion projects, like March for Science. 2/6/2017

Adam Miller is a computer scientist, web developer, and software engineer at LinkedIn in the heart of Silicon Valley. He orchestrates a small team of brilliant developers to make development tools used across the company for iOS, Android and the web. On the side he co-directs a non-profit startup focused on making education funding readily available to all. His belief that technology affords us one of our most powerful platforms for social change has driven his investment in passion projects, like March for Science.

2/6/2017

Adam Miller

Joanna Segal-Spencer, MD, PhD is an endocrinologist and neuroscientist at the University of Michigan. Her scientific expertise is in behavioral endocrinology, and her research focuses on how severe medical illness can rewire the brain, leading to long-term changes in emotions and behavior. She has almost a decade of experience in leadership with the Endocrine Society, through which she has participated in advocacy efforts on behalf of the Society and the entire biomedical research community. 2/2/2017

Joanna Segal-Spencer, MD, PhD is an endocrinologist and neuroscientist at the University of Michigan. Her scientific expertise is in behavioral endocrinology, and her research focuses on how severe medical illness can rewire the brain, leading to long-term changes in emotions and behavior. She has almost a decade of experience in leadership with the Endocrine Society, through which she has participated in advocacy efforts on behalf of the Society and the entire biomedical research community.

2/2/2017

Joanna Spencer-Segal

Amanda Yang ‎was here.

Amanda Yang ‎was here.

Amanda Yang

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, PhD is a marine biologist, policy expert, conservation strategist, NYU adjunct professor, and Brooklyn native. She is founder and principal of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm that creates and amplifies solutions for a healthy ocean, while centering social justice. She earned a BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy at Harvard, worked on ocean policy at the EPA and NOAA, and was recently a resident at TED. She writes about how we can use the ocean without using it up on her National Geographic blog and @ayanaeliza. 2/4/2017

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, PhD is a marine biologist, policy expert, conservation strategist, NYU adjunct professor, and Brooklyn native. She is founder and principal of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm that creates and amplifies solutions for a healthy ocean, while centering social justice. She earned a BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy at Harvard, worked on ocean policy at the EPA and NOAA, and was recently a resident at TED. She writes about how we can use the ocean without using it up on her National Geographic blog and @ayanaeliza.

2/4/2017

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Lina Miller is a lifelong logistician with a background in event and travel planning. She currently works as an Operations Manager at a successful young startup in New York. In her free time, she plans fan conventions and is active in her Humanistic Judaism congregation’s social justice work. Previously, she has worked in logistics and event support for the American Red Cross.

Lina Miller is a lifelong logistician with a background in event and travel planning. She currently works as an Operations Manager at a successful young startup in New York. In her free time, she plans fan conventions and is active in her Humanistic Judaism congregation’s social justice work. Previously, she has worked in logistics and event support for the American Red Cross.

Lina Miller

Lucky Tran, PhD is a science communicator at Columbia University, a freelance science journalist, and an organizer based in New York City. He has worked as a postdoctoral scientist at Cornell, and completed his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Cambridge, where he studied how microorganisms produce antibiotics. Dr. Tran is a Vietnamese refugee and perpetual immigrant who grew up in Australia, and has roots in 5 different countries. 1/26/2017

Lucky Tran, PhD is a science communicator at Columbia University, a freelance science journalist, and an organizer based in New York City. He has worked as a postdoctoral scientist at Cornell, and completed his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Cambridge, where he studied how microorganisms produce antibiotics. Dr. Tran is a Vietnamese refugee and perpetual immigrant who grew up in Australia, and has roots in 5 different countries.

1/26/2017

Lucky Tran

 

Co-Chairs

Valorie Aquino, Jonathan Berman, Caroline Weinberg

Steering Committee

Team: Sofia Ahsanuddin, Rosalyn LaPier, Joanna Segal-Spencer, Lucky Tran

Logistics and Operations

Leads: Kate Gage, Lina Miller 

Team: Amanda Yang

Satellite Coordination Team

Leads: Kishore Hari, Caitlin Pharo

Team: Adam Arcus, Jocelyn Barton, Rachael Holloway, Miles Greb, Claudio Paganini, Markus Strehlau, Erin Vaughn, Hugo Valls, Robin Viouroux

Communications

Leads: Aaron Huertas

Team: Atu Darko, Paige Knappenberger, Bridget McGann

Social Media

Leads: Beka Economopoulos, Courtnie Weber

Team: Thomas Gaudin, Anna Hardin, Karen James, David Lash, Ed Marshall, Carmi Orenstein, Kristina Sullivan

Mission Strategy

Leads: Kristen Gunther

Team: Lucky Tran, Beka Economopoulos, Aaron Huertas

Partnerships

Leads: Teon Brooks, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Team: Sofia Ahsanuddin, Kate Gage, Charise Johnson, Mercedes Paredes, and Sabriya Stukes

Fundraising

Leads: Julia MacFall

Team: Anthony Burn

Blog

Managing Editor: Jennifer Redig

Team: Poornima Apte, Diana Crandall, Manasseh Franklin, Jayde Lovell, and Zoe Wood

Creative/Design

Leads: Sloane Henningsen

Logo Design: Bryan Francis 

Tech

Leads: Adam Miller

Team: Sam Kim, Amanda Yang

 

Acknowledgements

We'd like to thank contributors to the Strategic Programs Committee for their efforts on the Week of Action and initial Post-March planning:

Ben Franta, Carly Ebben Eaton,  Jameela Huq, Marguerite Matthews, Maya Bialik, Nabiha Saklayen, Olu Ibrahim, Paul Besser, Ravi Valleti, and Rose Hendricks

We'd like to thank the hundreds of people who have devoted an unbelievable amount of time to making the March for Science a reality. 
An additional 50,000 people volunteered to help with the march and we hope to connect with all of you in the coming months.