Caitlin is a Falmouth native and received her B.A. in Marine Science from University of San Diego in 2014. She earned her M.S. in Environmental Science with a science teacher certification for grades 7-12 from Antioch University in Keene, NH in 2019. Caitlin has worked in environmental education centers such as the Waquoit Estuarine Research Reserve in East Falmouth, MA and Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center in Mattapan, MA before coming to CSS. Currently, she’s a 7th grade science teacher at the Lawrence School in Falmouth, MA. (5th year at CSS).
Jessica received her B.S. in Geology from Binghamton University and her M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2013. She worked at SEA for the three years conducting research on marine plastic debris, both from sailing research vessels and in the laboratory and currently is an instructor in their high school program. She also occasionally sails as an assistant scientist with SEA. She previously worked in education outreach with the RITES Project; organizing and developing science professional development opportunities for teachers and field trips for students. (2nd year at CSS).
Danielle graduated in 2018 from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Marine Biology, and spent her time trying to get her hands on any and every branch possible–whale behavior, fish sensory biology, oyster parasitology, and coral bleaching. She is pursuing her PhD this fall at the University of Aberdeen with Dr. Victoria Sleight, where she will be studying biomineralization in the slipper limpet (Crepidula fornicata) through the EASTBIO programme. Danielle loves to garden and she owns four axolotls that she raised from hatchlings. She grew up in Rhode Island, so the New England marine wildlife has been her home her whole life! She is excited to teach with the CSS because her teachers have made such an impact on her life. Danielle cannot wait to show her students how awesome marine biology is and teach them how to interact with the world around them! (1st year at CSS)
Jenny has a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. She works part-time at WCAI, the NPR station for the Cape & Islands. Her studies and experiments include plants, creatures, and all the places they live. Jenny is long time Woods Hole resident, an artist, ardent gardener and naturalist, and the mother of two CSS students. (26th year at CSS).
Sophie Kelly graduated from Roger Williams University with a B.S. in Marine Biology. She’s loved science and nature from a very young age, especially the oceans! Her favorite animals are sharks and marine algae! She joined Nipam Patel’s lab at the Marine Biological Laboratory, and has been exploring Woods Hole for a little over two years. She is the animal technician for the lab, so she cares for a variety of research animals, including fruit flies, butterflies, and crustaceans. In addition to caring for the animals, she is a research assistant. Currently, she is working on two projects; one about butterfly egg shape development and the other on crustacean body plans! When she is not in the lab, she is either hiking, at the beach, or scuba diving! Her deepest dive was 101 feet, where she came face to face with a hammerhead shark!
Becky received her degrees from Penn and Cornell. She brings an abundance of knowledge and expertise to the CSS community; first attending Seashore Life in 1963 as a student and then leading her favorite Entomology and Ornithology classes as a teacher starting in 1977. You might say that Becky is a CSS treasure! While she has taken a summer or two off here and there, most summers you will find Becky leading a group of students on some awesome experiential adventure to one of the local fields or aquariums. Becky’s favorite jobs are teaching in the Falmouth Public Schools, working as an aquarist at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium, and landscaping/gardening. Currently, she is obsessed with being a part of the sea turtle rescue and rehab team at the New England Aquarium! (44th year teaching at CSS, 58th year at CSS)