Project manager (2008-2017, part-time)

Stanford University & University of GOthenburg

The Inquiry to Student Environmental Action (I2SEA) project offers curricular tools on environmental topics — especially climate change and ocean acidification — in the context of interaction across borders. The I2SEA project provides engaging resources to teach students about climate change and ocean acidifications, and empowers them to take action to address these growing, worldwide challenges.

In this project, I co-authored the successful proposals, created and supervised the project team, designed the online learning resources, and work with students and teachers to implement the teaching materials and run the research

Co-Leader (2015-2018, part-time)

University of Gothenburg

Sea Change is an European Union H2020 funded project that aims to establish a fundamental “Sea Change” in the way European citizens view their relationship with the sea, by empowering them, as Ocean Literate citizens, to take direct and sustainable action towards a healthy ocean, healthy communities and a healthy planet. By using the concept of Ocean Literacy,  Sea Change supports European citizens to create a deeper understanding of how their health depends on the health of our seas and ocean.

In this project, I managed international teams:

  • creating teaching materials such as eBooks on harmful algal blooms. 
  • developing outreach activities such as an online game design competition for young coders to raise awareness of marine issues.
  • holding consultation workshops for education stakeholders to gain deeper insight into the perceived barriers and solutions to teaching teenagers (12-19 years of age) about the ocean.
  • developing the concept of Blue Schools to link the ocean to the curriculum.

Visiting Scholar (2015-2016)

Graduate School of education, Marcia Linn's research group, UC Berkeley

The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) is a research-based digital learning platform that fosters exploration and science inquiry. 

I authored a WISE unit about the loss of marine biodiversity.

I lead research on how to promote collaboration between students through instruction.

Visiting Scholar (2015-2016)

Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

I initiated and currently manage the development of the International Ocean Literacy Survey (IOLS). The IOLS is an unfunded, grassroots, collaborative effort to measure progress in building global Ocean Literacy (OL). Once completed, the survey will measure the impact of an education projects, establish baseline OL levels in a communities, detect change over time in OL levels in communities, and reveal differences in OL levels across communities and countries.


Summer Intern (2012)

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

I investigated, implemented and tested different social media (Facebook and Twitter) strategies to improve MBARI’s visibility and efficacy. This internship resulted in a publication in the peer-reviewed journal Computer & Education.

Citizen science coordinator (2003)

Natagora, Belgium

I coordinated data collection on Cricetus cricetus with middle school and high school students.

I organized public outreach activities promoting awareness about bats.