Meghan Gerson

Position: Interim Director, UMass STEM Ambassadors Program

Lab Member Since: 2014

Meg was brought into the Riley lab in 2014 as director of the UMass STEM Ambassadors Program, a new outreach effort spear-headed by the Riley Lab. STEM AP seeks to increase retention rates of undergraduate STEM majors by providing students a supportive academic and social community rich in a culture of research and inquiry. Meg came directly from the University of New Mexico where she worked as a Program Specialist for the STEM Gateway Program, designing programing to promote accelerated student achievement in STEM disciplines. In 2012, she graduated with a M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Western Ontario and in 2006 received her M.S.Ed. from Niagara University in Secondary Science Education. Meg has a B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

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