Project Manager | Educator | Science Communicator
Exploring our world and working together to connect people of all ages to science, nature, and the outdoors.
Project Manager, Experiences & Partnerships
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2019-2020
Project managed a variety of large events, technology projects, exhibits, programs, and more. Launched new online reservation tool, project managed COVID-19 reopening teams, and led STEAM event welcoming 5,000 girls and their families, in collaboration with over a dozen media, business, & nonprofit partners.
Virtual Programs Coordinator
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2017-2019
Oversaw all aspects of virtual STEAM education programs reaching an international K-12 and family audience. Managed marketing, budgets, training, curriculum, and more. Over 100,000 students reached and annual program attendance more than doubled in 4 years. Collaborated with NASA, US Forest Service, Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance, and more.
Offsite Programs & Distance Learning Specialist
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2015-2017
Supported, taught, updated, and evaluated in-person and virtual outreach programs
CU Science Discovery, 2015
Developed and taught STEM summer camps and weekend programs for preK-middle school students and their families
Citizen Science Project Manager
CU Museum of Nature & History, 2013-2015
Co-created the Sunflower Community Project and led all volunteer management, programming, and evaluation
Guest Lecturer (Biology)
Colorado College, 2015
Taught undergraduate plant physiology lecture and lab
Rural Outreach Specialist
CU Museum of Natural History, 2014
Developed, coordinated, and taught outreach programs about water at Colorado county fairs around the state
Denver Audubon, 2014
Adapted and taught environmental education curriculum
Entomology Collection Assistant
CU Museum of Natural History, 2013-2015
Project managed various entomology projects including macrophotography imaging and database migration
Bear Creek Nature Center, 2012-2013
Wrote & taught environmental education curriculum for community programs, field trips, ECE series, and summer camps
Colorado College, 2011-2013
Taught biology labs, managed student tutoring, mentored undergraduate students, and coordinated staff and department events
Greenhouse & Research Assistant
Colorado College & University of Connecticut, 2006-2011
Conducted field and lab research focused on plant ecophysiology
University of Colorado Boulder: MSc in Museum & Field Studies, Public/Administration Track (Concentration: Informal Science Education & Citizen Science)
Thesis: Citizen Science: A Tool for Scientific Discovery & Influencing Science Attitudes in Museums
The Colorado College: BA in Biology, Minor in Film Studies
Thesis: Population Differentiation of Impatiens capensis at the Range Limits
Agile Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
Certified Interpretive Guide
National Association of Interpretation
COVID-19 Museum Reopening Recommendation Team & Reopening Signage Project
Virtual Science Academy
School Program Online Booking Tool
AGILE PRODUCT OWNER
Girls & Science 2020
Scientists in Action: Countdown to Mars in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, NASA, US Air Force, & United Launch Alliance
Scientists in Action: Freshwater LIVE production in collaboration with US Forest Service and Prince William Network
The Sunflower Community Project
CO-FOUNDER & PROJECT MANAGER
Craine, Evan B., Ann Evankow, Katherine Bibee Wolfson, Kathryn Dalton, Holly Swedlund, Casey Bowen, & M. Shane Heschel. 2016. Physiological response of Tamarix ramosissima (Tamaricaeceae) to a biological control agent. Western North American Naturalist. 76(3): 339-351.
Heschel, M. Shane, Ann Evankow, Katherine Bibee Wolfson, Jane Carlson, & Kent E. Holsinger. 2014. Drought response diversification in African Protea species. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 175(4): 442-449.
Bibee, Katherine, Katie Shishido, Ronald P. Hathaway, and M. Shane Heschel. 2011. Population differentiation of Impatiens capensis (Balsaminaceae) at the range limit. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 172: 211-219.
Boggs, Julian Z., Katrina Loewy, Katherine Bibee, and M. Shane Heschel. 2010. Phytochromes affect
drought response physiology in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Growth Regulation. 60: 77-81.
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