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


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 Monismith

Jinnie Monismith

Science Advisor

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 Stream Team Program.

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

Stephanie Letourneau

Stephanie Letourneau

Community Science Manager

I coordinate ALLARM’s Stream Team volunteer monitoring program and support upper Chesapeake Bay watershed volunteer monitoring initiatives. I also provide assistance in the laboratory and to Watershed Coordinators. Outside of ALLARM, I enjoy hiking, cooking, and crafting.

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

Phoebe GalioneStaff profile of Phoebe Galione

Outreach Manager

As ALLARM’s Outreach Manager, I work to connect with volunteers and partners, making information, whether it be for events or data findings, accessible. I also support Watershed Coordinators in both data and outreach related endeavors. It is my goal to put more of a focus on JEDIA (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility) initiatives within ALLARM's work. Outside of ALLARM, I enjoy hiking, drawing, and the opportunity to spend clear nights looking at the stars. 

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

Isabel RuffStaff Profile Photo of Isabel Ruff

Volunteer Monitoring Specialist 

I assist with Stream Team, coordinate our Chesapeake Bay efforts in New York, and support our student Watershed Coordinators! Outside of ALLARM, I enjoy climbing, hiking, and playing board games with friends. 

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

Lindsay VanFossenstaff portrait of Lindsay VanFossen

Water Quality Technician

As ALLARM’s Water Quality Technician, I coordinate ALLARM’s statewide quality assurance/quality control program. I also oversee the laboratory, provide technical and programmatic support for community partners throughout the region and support our student Watershed Coordinators. Outside of ALLARM I enjoy photography of all kinds such as landscape, portrait, wildlife, etc. 

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

Grace Messimer 

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Watershed Coordinator- Research
Class of 2023

At ALLARM, I focus on research projects relating to volunteer monitoring. I am currently working on an ArcGIS storymap to showcase volunteer data and stories relating to our Stream Team, and I also help at events with our volunteers as often as I can. I also enjoy research relating to water policy and equitable water access. Outside of ALLARM, I am also a Queer Cap and involved with LGBTQ+ events on campus and am the Community Engagement Fellows coordinator at CCLA. In my free time, I love running, hiking, and playing the guitar!

Watershed Address: Paxton Creek, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Nick Bradbury 

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Watershed Coordinator- Research
Class of 2023

At ALLARM, I do research on various stream-related topics, make maps using GIS, and help run volunteer training events. One specific project that I am working on includes making a resource guide about local government in Pennsylvania. This year I hope to connect work that I’ve done in the field and the volunteer experience with some of my own environmental policy interests. Outside of ALLARM, I am a member of the ultimate frisbee team. Some of my other interests include playing guitar, hiking, snowboarding, and going on road trips!

Watershed Address: Cocheco River, Piscataqua River, Atlantic Ocean

Michelle Hom Watershed Coordinator staff profile photo of Michelle H.

Watershed Coordinator- Lab, Data 
Class of 2024

My primary focus at ALLARM is being a Lab Coordinator and mentor. I help and teach other ALLARM Watershed Coordinators how to test water quality parameters from samples gathered by Stream Team volunteers and ALLARM from the Letort Spring Run. In addition, I am working on two research projects. One focuses on data interpretation relating to the quality control results of nitrate data, while the other looks at the Chesapeake Bay 2025 restoration goals. I also teach volunteers at workshops about how to go through water quality monitoring throughout the academic year. Outside of ALLARM, I am a member of the Environmental Studies/Science Majors Committee. I am also part of the Asian and Asian-American Collective and the Center for Civic Learning and Action. My hobbies include photography, hiking, napping, and watching Netflix!

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

Charlotte Kravtovil-Lavelle 

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Watershed Coordinator- Lab, Outreach
Class of 2024

As a lab coordinator, I conduct water sample analysis in ALLARM’s laboratory. While working at ALLARM, I hope to develop relationships with my coworkers as well as with volunteers and members of the community. I hope to help share the importance of water quality monitoring with students and members of the community and spread a passion for environmental science. In addition to working at ALLARM, I am a part of the Dickinson’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams as well as the Outing, Random Acts of Kindness, and Arts Collective clubs.  

Watershed Address: Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Prerana Patil 

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Watershed Coordinator- Lab, Data/Research
Class of 2024

My position at ALLARM is primarily focused in the lab. There I work on Quality Control and Quality Assurance with samples brought in from our volunteers and our own samples of the LeTort Spring Run. I am also involved in Dickinson’s College Radio, the Women’s Club Soccer Team and I love hiking and exploring the local greenery.

Watershed Address: Lake Travis, Colorado River, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

Amaya Hamilton 

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Watershed Coordinator - Lab, Outreach
Class of 2024

At ALLARM, I primarily work in the lab and I often run tests on volunteer-collected water samples to evaluate the health of our streams and rivers. My goal is to improve communication skills with the volunteers and community members ALLARM works with. In my free time I enjoy hiking, drinking coffee, and playing piano.

Watershed Address: Hartman Run, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Whimsy Mark-Ockerbloom 

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Watershed Coordinator - Outreach, Research
Class of 2024

At ALLARM, I work on outreach, research and GIS, and assist with other all around ALLARM tasks! My goals for this year mainly center around outreach work, connecting with the community and others in the field, as well as learning and teaching about watershed health. I am also in the ornithology and astrology clubs, as well as dabbling occasionally in various other fun activities around campus.

Watershed Address: Cresheim Creek, Wissahickon Creek, Schuylkill River, Delaware River, Delaware River Basin, Delaware Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Michelle Cao 

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Watershed Coordinator - Research, Lab
Class of 2025

My role at ALLARM integrates the different aspects of volunteer monitoring. Specifically, I help conduct quality control and assurance tests for volunteers and for samples gathered in the Letort Spring Run. This year, I will also be delving into research on environmental justice and access to clean water, and how it relates to our goals at ALLARM. At Dickinson, I am involved with the Asian and Asian-American Collective, Girls Who Code, the Environmental Science/Studies (ENST) Major Committee, and the Popel Shaw Center as an ACE Peer Mentor. I enjoy cooking and exploring nature in my free time.

Watershed Address: Upper Bay-The Narrows, East River, Lower, Erie Basin, Gowanus Canal, Hudson River, Atlantic Ocean

Amelia Harper 

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Watershed Coordinator - Lab, Outreach
Class of 2025

I work mainly in ALLARM’s laboratory, running chemical testing for our monthly LeTort monitoring program and quality control of volunteer-collected water samples. This year, I’m focused on skill-building and getting oriented to community science. I am also a member of Dickinson’s orchestra and I am heavily involved in music performance as a cellist. In my limited free time, I enjoy knitting and long-distance backpacking.

Watershed Address: Canadaway Creek, Lake Erie, Niagara River, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Atlantic Ocean

Dipseka Timsina 

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Watershed Coordinator - Stream Team, Data 
Class of 2025

With ALLARM, I will be working as support for Stream Team to help ensure volunteers are able to complete their tasks smoothly. Also, I will be collecting and recording data. Some of my goals are to improve communication and leadership skills, get to know the ALLARMies better, and lastly remember that all work is important and to be proud and confident when talking about it. At Dickinson, I am part of the Environmental Majors Committee and the Steering Commitee. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and stargazing.

Watershed Address: Chartiers Creek, Ohio River, Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico

Kailey Sipe 

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Watershed Coordinator - Outreach
Class of 2025

This year at ALLARM I will be working on the outreach team, where I will be creating different types of media regarding educational information about water issues and ALLARM itself. My goal this year at ALLARM is to become a better communicator for water quality issues and to better connect with community members and my fellow ALLARMies! Besides working at ALLARM, I am involved in Student Senate serving as a class senator and am a member of the AAUW (American Association of University Women). One of my favorite things to do outside of Dickinson is read/watch true crime series.

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