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 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 Specialist

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

Nhu Truong

Nhu Truong

Watershed Coordinator- Research, Lab
Class of 2022

I conduct quality control tests on Letort Spring Run samples and on various other water samples that volunteers collect. I test the samples to confirm data accuracy in lab and develop materials for workshops and other events. This year, I aim to research an issue regarding water quality to help addressing one of our community’s concerns.

Watershed Address: Paxton Creek, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay

Grace Messimer

Watershed Coordinator


 

Watershed Coordinator- Research
Class of 2023

As a part of the research team, I work on personal research projects on topics that both relate to ALLARM as well as my personal interests. My main interest for research at ALLARM is water policy! I am a part of WDCV and have volunteered for the Hive, and I also love participating in Dickinson’s farm events. I am a fan of hiking, reading, and baking.

Watershed Address: Paxton Creek, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay

Kyra LernerWatershed Coordinator


 

Watershed Coordinator- Volunteer Monitoring, Creek Watch, Lab
Class of 2023

At ALLARM, I assist with community workshops and educational events. I am also excited to apply my computer science background to help ALLARM develop a new pollution reporting tool, Creek Watch. I have enjoyed learning aquatic analysis techniques in ALLARM’s lab, and I enjoy conducting research on topics of interest to our volunteers. Outside of ALLARM I enjoy cooking and snowboarding during the winter!

Watershed Address: Saugatuck River, Long Island Sound, Atlantic Ocean

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