WySCI Personnel

WySCI Director: Bethann Garramon Merkle - Wyoming Migration Initiative, Department of Zoology & Physiology

WySCI Board

The WySCI board is comprised of the following (* = WySCI cofounders):

  •   Annie Bergman - WY INBRE
  • *Bethann Garramon Merkle - WySCI Director | Department of Zoology & Physiology, UW Biodiversity Institute
  • *Brandon Gellis - UW Visual Arts, Art & Art History Department
  • *Brian Barber - Biodiversity Institute
  • *David Keto - UW Extension
  • Drew Bennett - Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources  
  • Emily Reed - UW Wyoming Migration Initiative
  • *Karen Vaughan - Ecosystem Science and Management Departmnet, College of Ag & Natural Resources
  • *Kristen Landreville - Communication & Journalism Department
  • Nichole Lumadue - WY EPSCoR
  • *Shawna McBride - Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium

WySCI founders who have moved on to awesome work elsewhere:

  • Teddi Freedman - Co-founded WySCI while Director of the K-14 Project, College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Rachel Edie - Co-founded WySCI while Graduate Student Network co-founder and president
  • Emilene Ostlind - Co-founded WySCI. Haub School/Ruckelshaus Institute, Western Confluence magazine
  • Emily Vercoe - Co-founded WySCI while WY EPSCoR Education, Outreach, Diversity Coordinator
  • Jamie Crait - Co-founded WySCI; Wyoming Research Scholars Program, UWyo Science Initiative, Life Sciences Program
  • Karlee Provenza - Co-founded WySCI while a PhD candidate in Psychology


Contact Us

University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307)-766-1121

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