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EOL Learning and Education Staff
Marie Studer, Learning + Education Director
As director of the L+E Group for EOL, Marie coordinates and manages the outreach and partnerships to introduce EOL to educators and learners in all kinds of formal and informal education settings. Meeting with stakeholders across the country and around the world, she promotes awareness of EOL, engages various audiences in dialogues about the use of EOL in education and develops partnerships. In the ten years before she joined EOL, Marie was the Chief Scientist for Earthwatch Institute, responsible for overseeing the research, education and conservation programs for this international citizen science organization.
Jeff Holmes, Digital Learning Editor
With a background in veterinary medicine, Jeff has spent the last 15 years developing technology-based education programs and conducting a wide range of research in teacher education, cross-cultural learning, and technologies aimed at the K-12 level. Jeff came to EOL from Discovery Education (a division of Discovery Communications), where he was Director of Instructional Design, focusing on the design and development of media-based learning and assessment programs. Jeff draws on his experience in science, technology, and education to explore new ways of learning about biodiversity, especially through the use of tools and applications that encourage participation and collaboration.
Tracy Barbaro, Project Coordinator
Tracy comes to EOL from Boston Public Schools, where she taught middle school technology. Prior to this, she worked for the National Park Service, the Student Conservation Association and the AmeriCorps National Service Program. Tracy focuses on outreach, the development of resources to help educators and learners utilize the species content from the Encyclopedia of Life and facilitating the development of educational partnerships. Tracy brings to EOL her background in instructional technology, environmental education, and service learning.
The EOL Learning + Education group would like to thank the following individuals for their time and dedication to the Encyclopedia of Life:
Alexandra "Sasha" Mushegian
Harvard Fellow, 2010-2011
Harvard Fellow, 2011