Team Members (Past and Present)

In addition to gaining invaluable curriculum planning, teaching, and research experience, the full immersion of Smith student teachers into Belizean culture offers experiences that cannot be obtained from classrooms and textbooks alone. Daily life in Belize is different in many ways from that in the United States, from communication to grocery shopping, to childcare and transportation. The relative lack of immediate access to technology challenges student teachers to be resourceful while encouraging them to utilize the natural setting of Ambergris Caye in planning and executing the Coral Reef Ed-Ventures Program.

Current STARRs: 2018

Left to Right: Aidan Coffin Ness ’20 (Spanish and Education), Katherine Akey ’20 (Engineering), Carla Schwartz ’20 (Biology and Marine Science), Dana Vera ’19 (Education and Mathematics), Liz Nagy ’18 (Environmental Science and East Asian Literature), Emiline Koopman ’18J (Biology and Marine Science)

Summer 2017Left to Right: Emily Hitchcock ’19, Sabrina Cordero ’19, Dana Vera ’19, Mandy Castro ’17 (Team Leader), Jasmine Pacheco-Ramos ’19, Abby Onos ’17

Summer 2016

Left to right back row: Emma Becker ’18 (Biological Sciences and Marine Science and Policy), Emiline Koopman ’18 (Biological Sciences and Marine Science and Policy), Laura Henry ’16 (Geological Sciences and Biological Sciences), Ziqiu Zhang ’18 (Geological Sciences and Marine Science and Policy); left to right front row: Hayley Reifeiss ’18 (Biological Sciences) and Mandy Castro ’17 (Biological Sciences)

Summer 2015

CE 2015 2

From left to right: Elena Karlsen-Ayala ’16 (Biological Sciences),  Shabnam Kapur ’16 (Biological Sciences), Laura Henry ’16 (Geosciences), Riley Gage ’15 (Biological Sciences), Emily Volkman ’16 (Biological Sciences, Environment Science and Policy), Mandy Castro ’17 (Biological Sciences)

Summer 2014

Summer 2014From left to right: Elena Karlsen-Ayala ’16 (Biological Sciences), Clara Rosebrock ’16 (Spanish), Victoria Dunch ’14 (Environmental Science & Policy), Riley Gage ’15 (Biological Sciences), Kayla Clark ’14 (Sociology), Kiara Gomez ’14 (Geosciences)

Summer 2013

Summer 2013From left to right: Dena Greenstreet ’15 (Education & Child Study), Alyssa Stanek ’13 (Psychology and Education & Child Study), Kiara Gomez ’14 (Geosciences), Kayla Clark ’14 (Sociology), Sarah Tucker ’14 (Biological Sciences), Sarah Alper ’15 (Sociology)

Summer 2012

Summer 2012Angela Oliverio ’12 (Biological Sciences and Philosophy), Kaylyn Oates ’12 (Geosciences and Education & Child Study), Alyssa Stanek ’13 (Psychology and Education & Child Study), Kayla Clark ’14 (Sociology and Education & Child Study), Laura Malecky ’13 (Study of Women & Gender), Megan Svoboda ‘12 (Anthropology)

Summer 2011

Summer 2011Emily Ulrich, Elizabeth “Marie” Wallace, Abby Dornbusch, Angela Oliverio, Kelly (Cat) Walker, Alyssa Stanek

Summer 2010

Summer 2010Katie Donovan AC’09 and MAT ’10, Lily Maynard ’11, Emily Ulrich ’11, Elizabeth Wallace ’11, Caitlin Kennedy ’11, Kaylyn Oates ’12

Summer 2009

Summer 2009Katie Donovan, Hannah Dunning, Madeline Weigner, Lily Maynard, Emily Ulrich, Elizabeth “Marie” Wallace

Summer 2008

Summer 2008Katie Donovan ’09J, Hannah Wren Dunning ’09J, Andrea Gohl ’08, Penny Luo ’08, Trea Schumacher ’09, Madeline Weigner ’09

Summer 2007

From left to right: Stephanie Moore ’07, geology major, physics minor; Maya Wei-Haas ’09, geology major, chemistry minor; Andrea Gohl ’08, geology major; Loretta Cheung ’09, government major, environmental science and policy minor; Penny Luo ’08, biology major, marine science minor; and Whitney Dorer ’07, psychology major, environmental science and policy minor.

Summer 2006

From left to right: Emily Tyner ’06 biological sciences major, marine science and policy minor; Whitney Dorer ’07 psychology major and environmental science and policy minor; Sharon Beauregard AC ’07, educational psychology; Katie Morrice ’07 biological sciences major, marine science and policy minor; Kelsey Winsor ’07J geology; Erin Benger ’07 biological sciences major, environmental science and policy minor.

Summer 2005

From left to right: Katie Marlowe ’05 education and child study; Maria Lazaro ’07 education and child study; Emily Tyner ’06 biological sciences major, marine science and policy minor; Elizabeth Thomas ’05 geology; Ashley Barton ’07 education and child study; Nora Beem ’05 biological sciences major and environmental science and policy minor.

Summer 2004

From left to right: Emily Tyner ’06 biological sciences, Beth Callaghan ’04 biological sciences, Michael Tattan ’04 education MA, Erica Nichols ’04, and Irma Torres-Leon ’05 biological sciences major and environmental science and policy minor.

Summer 2003

From left to right: Beth Callaghan AC ’04 biological sciences; Lisa Rivera AC, Alicia Simonti AC geology, and Daryn Sirota ’05 education and child study.

Summer 2002

From right to left: Anna Marchefka ’02, Beth Callaghan ’04 biological sciences, Susan Vincent ’02 biological sciences, Jocelyn Brown-Saracino ’03 biological sciences.

Summer 2001

Back row, left to right: Catya Harrold (formerly Cathy Parsons) ’01 biological sciences major, marine science minor; Kate Buckman ’01 biology major, marine science minor; Alexandra Chitty ’01 biological sciences major. Front row, left to right: Kimberly Cheney ’02 geology major, and Mattie Byrd McHold ’03J.

2 thoughts on “Team Members (Past and Present)

  1. Wow!
    My grand Hayley Reifeiss is with the Summer 2016 Team and with her participation has made me more aware of marine life that is constantly under threat.
    I am ever hopeful her generation will help to solve those particular threats.

    Hayley’s Nana in NY State

  2. The second group–2001. Kate Buckman is a biology major and Kim Cheney is a geology major. Loved looking at all the groups through the years. So much energy and love of ecology just beaming out.

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