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).
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!
Hazel is a Cape Cod native who currently teaches marine science at Project Oceanology in Groton, CT. She has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a M.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota in Duluth with a specialty in fisheries. She is excited to return to CSS after an extensive hiatus traveling the country and exploring all things aquatic. (5th year at CSS)
Simon is a freelance writer/photographer. He has an A.A. in Environmental Science from Cape Cod Community College and a B.S. in Biology from University of Massachusetts Amherst. (14th year at CSS).