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Meet the Team

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On this page: Alice Alpert | Sarah Rosengard | Alexis Fischer | Julie van der Hoop | Guy Evans

Alice Alpert
President
I am a MIT/WHOI Joint Program student in the Marine Geology and Geophysics department and I am interested in understanding the climate system and how it is changing due to global warming. I want to share my love for science with others because I think that scientific literacy is crucial in our technological society and that scientific findings should be shared with everyone. With BIG I hope to help our scientific community hone their skills to communicate with each other and with those outside of academia.

Sarah Rosengard
Vice President
I am a student at the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry department of Woods Hole. While studying the ocean carbon cycle, I hope to pursue new and creative skills in communicating this science. I believe that communication provides opportunities for scientists to learn about the broader impacts of their research, just as much as it opens science to non-scientists. 

I like food trucks, Brazil, and the beach.


Alexis Fischer
Media Director

I am a MIT/WHOI Joint Program student in Biological Oceanography and am intererested in problems at the intersection of public health and water resource management. My research focuses on toxic or harmful algae – the species responsible for harmful algal blooms (“red tides”) – and in particular how warming temperatures will affect bloom initiation. I believe it is increasingly important for scientists to actively facilitate public understanding of science. My primary objective in BIG is facilitating a link between the MIT and WHOI science and broader audiences.



Julie van der Hoop
Media Assistant
In 140 characters: As Media assistant, I help share BIG's message and spread word of our events. I study marine mammals and human impacts on their populations.

Guy Evans
Treasurer

I am a Ph.D. student in the Marine Geology and Geophysics department.  I am also an avid linguist and traveler, who seeks to promote communication across cultural boundaries. I love science, because it asks us to learn from the world as it is, rather than how we want it to be. In my broader impacts activities, I strive to capture and communicate the spirit of being a scientist in addition to the relevant facts and theories. After all, imagination and creativity are as much a part of science as observation and reason.

At the moment, I am studying mineral deposits associated with deep sea hydrothermal vents. By examining the chemistry and isotopic ratios of these minerals, I intend to learn more about the unique environments in which they occur. If successful, this research will eventually be used to help explore for new mineral and biotechnology resources.




Last updated: January 31, 2014
 


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