The ALLARM staff is comprised of the directors and the student watershed coordinators. Students have a variety of roles in the office but their responsibilities often overlap creating a dynamic office community. The ALLARM staff fosters a community where collaboration thrives to accomplish the organization's historic mission. The collaborative atmosphere also fosters new ideas and projects as the organization moves into the future. To learn more about our staff's exciting work, check out our blog!

Julie VastineJulie Vastine

Director

As the executive director of ALLARM I am responsible for leading the ALLARM program, working with ALLARM’s fabulous students, and providing technical assistance to watershed communities to monitor, protect, and restore water quality.

Watershed Address: LeTort Spring Run, Conodoguinet Creek, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Jinnie MonismithJinnie Monismith

Assistant Director

I help communities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed develop and implement stream monitoring programs in order to learn more about their local watershed and address their concerns. I am privileged to work with ALLARM’s Watershed Coordinators on laboratory and GIS projects and the Watershed Education Program. Outside of ALLARM, I enjoy spending time with my family and gardening.

Watershed Address: Meetinghouse Run, Conodoguinet Creek, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Candie WildermanCandie Wilderman Photo

Founder, Science Advisor

As the science advisor for ALLARM, most of my duties involve helping with the development of scientific protocols for monitoring programs. I also advise on the educational approaches for training and technical support. Outside of ALLARM I enjoy hiking and kayaking with my family and friends, working in my yard and garden, and most of all spending time with my husband, children and young granddaughters.

Watershed Address: Willow Creek, Cedar Run, Yellow Breeches Creek, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Natalie McNeillNatalie McNeill

Outreach Manager

As ALLARM's Outreach Manager, I oversee our shale gas monitoring program, which includes training volunteers, providing technical assistance, and helping with data management and interpretation. I also manage ALLARM's outreach on campus and regionally through social media and other web platforms, publications, and online resources. Outside of ALLARM, I enjoy being outdoors, reading, and cooking.

Watershed Address: LeTort Spring Run, Conodoguinet Creek, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Helen SchlimmHelen Schlimm

Community Science Specialist

As ALLARM’s Community Science Specialist, I work with communities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to collect volunteer monitoring data to be used within the scope of our Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative partnership. I also work in the lab and with our students to ensure the quality of our data and assist in other Chesapeake Bay watershed technical matters. Outside ALLARM, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cooking, and being with cats.

Watershed Address: LeTort Spring Run, Conodoguinet Creek, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Allison CurleyAllison Curley

Watershed Coordinator - Volunteer Monitoring
Class of 2019

My primary focus this year will be on coordinating the Conodoguinet Snapshot, a series of workshops where community members test water samples from across the Conodoguinet Creek watershed. This year we are continuing our emphasis on data analysis as the volunteer data sets expand and we assist them with data visualization and interpretation. Outside of ALLARM I am part of the Italian and Geology Clubs, work as a peer tutor and Multilingual Writing Center tutor, and copy edit the Dickinson Science Magazine.

Watershed Address: Rahway River, Raritan Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Nick LongStaff profile photo

Watershed Coordinator - Volunteer Monitoring, Research
Class of 2019

I am part of the shale gas mentoring team, which means I communicate with volunteer monitors in the shale gas program to provide them with support and assistance. I hope to help develop ALLARM’s relationship with its amazing community partners through this work. In addition to writing on ALLARM’s blog, I conduct research and write about topics related to citizen science. When I’m not working at ALLARM, I’m tossing discs with the ultimate frisbee team, creating art with the Arts Collective, or DJing at the college radio station.

Watershed Address: Heath Hen Meadow Brook, Fort Pond Brook, Warners Pond, Nashoba Brook, Assabet River, Concord River, Merrimack River, Atlantic Ocean

Tom O'DonnellStaff profile photo

Watershed Coordinator - Lab
Class of 2019

My role at ALLARM is to perform quality assurance and quality control of the many water samples collected and sent in by our volunteers to ensure their data is credible. I also provide technical assistance and process samples during community events such as our Conodoguinet Snapshot. On campus, I am an active member of the Feminist Collective. I am also involved with Geology Club and the Outing Club. In my free time, I enjoy listening to 90s music, hiking, and writing poetry.

Watershed Address: Rahway River, Raritan Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Hayat RasulStaff profile picture

Watershed Coordinator - Volunteer Monitoring, Outreach
Class of 2019

At ALLARM, I maintain connection with our Shale Gas volunteer monitors and keep up-to-date with their place in our Shale Gas monitoring program. I also assist in the maintenance of our social media webpages and community outreach. I am looking forward to developing long-term connections with our volunteers and deepening the understanding of my place as a member of the scientific community. Beyond ALLARM, I am involved in eXiled Poetry Society, Feminist Collective, and I act as a liaison between students and administrators through a variety of other campus organizations.

Watershed Address: Bull Creek, Upper Los Angeles River, Malibu Creek, North Santa Monica Bay, Pacific Ocean

Juliet RiskoJuliet Risko

Watershed Coordinator - Volunteer Monitoring
Class of 2019

My position includes extending ALLARM’s resources to the greater Carlisle community in the form of technical assistance, training of volunteer monitors, and coordinating workshops.  Through these projects, I hope to encourage public engagement in water quality monitoring and stream health. My personal goals for this semester include managing my time between ALLARM, volunteering, clubs, and being active, as well as thinking about applying my studies to the world after graduation.

Watershed Address: Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon, Pacific Ocean

Xinyi WuStaff profile picture

Watershed Coordinator - Lab
Class of 2019

This year I am part of the lab team. I test samples received from volunteer monitors, samples from the LeTort taken by ALLARM, and prepare equipment for workshops. Outside of the lab, I am also excited to join all kinds of community events. I am involved in Japanese Aesthetics Club. In my spare time, I love cooking, taking pictures and doing yoga.

Watershed Address: Huangpu River, Yangtze River, East China Sea, Pacific Ocean

Meredith Jonesstaff profile picture

Watershed Coordinator - Outreach, Stormwater
Class of 2020

In my work at ALLARM, I use web design tools in order to spread knowledge about ALLARM’s work throughout Dickinson and the greater community. Specifically, I edit and design ALLARM outreach materials such as our annual newsletter, The Stream of Consciousness. I will also be working with the stormwater team on community education projects in Carlisle. Outside of ALLARM, I am involved in the Arts Collective and the Feminist Collective. I also enjoy drawing, painting, and listening to Halloween music in my free time.

Watershed Address: Salmon Brook, Connecticut River, Long Island Sound, Atlantic Ocean

Rachel KrewsonStaff profile picture

Watershed Coordinator - Lab
Class of 2020

I am excited to hone my laboratory skills and become more efficient as part of the lab team at ALLARM this year. I am excited to engage at our community events, including the Conodoguinet Snapshots that are continuing from last year. I am also an Eco-Rep for the High Street Residence, a WILD leader, Scholarship Director for Kappa Alpha Theta, and am continuing Icelandic aquatic climate change research. In my free time, I enjoy reading and staying active with activities such as hiking and running.

Watershed Address: Perkiomen Creek, Schuylkill River, Delaware River, Delaware Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Karan ShakyaStaff profile picture

Watershed Coordinator - Volunteer Monitoring
Class of 2020

My position focuses on analyzing and mapping data using GIS. I want to focus on understanding the spatial properties and patterns of data, and to generate results that are interesting for all audiences. I am also an RA for Malcolm and a member for the President Committee for Sustainability at Dickinson. My other interests include watching soccer (go Manchester United).

Watershed Address: Bishnumati River, Bagmati River, Kamala River, Koshi River, Ganges River, Padma River, Meghna River, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean

Phoebe GalioneStaff profile picture

Watershed Coordinator - Lab, Outreach
Class of 2021

My positions consist of working in the lab to check water quality samples as well as working on spreading information about ALLARM through different outlets for outreach. This year, I am excited to learn about the different equipment and testing practices used in the lab and how the results will reflect on the health of different water sources. I am also excited for the research I will be doing to write the Water Facts! On campus, I am part of Alpha Lambda Delta and am the vice president of Astronomy Club. In my free time, I enjoy drawing and looking to the stars.

Watershed Address: Storehouse Brook tributary, Stonehouse Brook, Butler Reservoir, Pequannock River, Pompton River, Passaic River, Hudson River, Atlantic Ocean

Jordan HaberStaff profile picture

Watershed Coordinator - Lab
Class of 2021

I am part of the lab team, and am excited to learn about all the different lab techniques used to properly monitor watershed health. I am a member of the Dickinson tennis team, and co-founder of the ornithology club. I love hiking, tennis, reading, birdwatching, and Game of Thrones! 

Watershed Address: Taylor Brook, Canoe Brook, Passaic River, Newark Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Angelo TarzonaStaff profile picture

Watershed Coordinator - Stormwater, Research, Outreach
Class of 2021

As a Watershed Coordinator, my position is to help the borough of Carlisle fulfill their requirement for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) through public education and outreach about the impacts of stormwater in the community. My goals for being a Watershed Coordinator are to familiarize myself with the staff and community. I am involved in MANdatory and Geology Club. In my free time, I shop at thrift stores around Carlisle.

Watershed Address: Riceville Bayou, Keegans Bayou, Brays Bayou, Buffalo Bayou, Burnet Bay, Trinity Bay, Galveston Bay, Gulf of Mexico

Shante ToledoStaff profile picture

Watershed Coordinator - Stormwater, Research
Class of 2021

The areas I work in are research and stormwater. My position in stormwater is to work with the Carlisle community on stormwater related matters like decreasing the amount of pollution stormwater carries into the LeTort, which flows to the Chesapeake Bay then into the Atlantic Ocean. As for research, I’m figuring out how the laws of the Navajo Nation, the state of New Mexico, and the United States affect water quality regulation on the Navajo Reservation. I am involved in Spectrum: Dickinson's Queer Student Union, the Hive, Finding Relationships Under Inspiring Truth (FRUIT), and the Astronomy Club.

Watershed Address: Arroyo de la Calabacillas, Rio Grande, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

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