Director, Encyclopedia of Life Learning + Education Group

Marie Studer joined the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL; http://www.eol.org) in November 2007 as the Learning and Education (L+E) director, based at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  Marie is responsible for strategic planning and fundraising and develops partnerships to introduce EOL to educators and learners in all kinds of formal and informal education settings. She meets with a broad range of stakeholders from around the world to discuss facilitating biodiversity awareness and learning.

For ten years prior to EOL, Marie was the Chief Scientist for Earthwatch Institute, responsible for overseeing the research, education and conservation programs for this international citizen science organization.  Previously she was the Director of Science for the Massachusetts Bays Program, a US EPA National Estuary Program.  She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a B.A. in Chemistry from Wheaton College, Norton, MA.