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

Phoebe Galione

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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

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

Darcy Bromley 

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Watershed Coordinator - Outreach
Class of 2022

I will be working on the Outreach team this year to create art with educational and event information. My goal is to become more involved with the volunteers and groups we work with to better know their goals and to be able to create the most comprehensive content for them. I am also president of the Arts Collective and involved with the Hive on campus and in my free time I enjoy hiking, making art, stargazing, and kitting.

Watershed Address: Kelly Branch, Loch Raven, Big Gunpowder falls, Chesapeake Bay

Claudia Bonaccorsi 

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Watershed Coordinator - Stormwater, Research
Class of 2022

As a Watershed Coordinator, I work on data interpretation and collection – specifically related to our macroinvertebrate project – and I am part of the Stormwater Education Campaign. My goals for this year include growing my knowledge of and appreciation for aquatic life, getting to know my fellow ALLARMies, and being an effective stormwater educator for the Carlisle community. In my free time, I like to play basketball, listen to music, cook, take photos, and read about the climate crisis.

Watershed Address: The Chicago/Calumet Watershed - Illinois River, Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico. 

Cat Dickman

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Watershed Coordinator - Stormwater, Outreach, Stream Team
Class of 2022

I am researching stormwater mitigation methods as well as completing tasks like preparing materials for volunteers to collect data and interacting with the volunteers in the office and on meetings. My goals include expanding my knowledge on stormwater practices and getting more comfortable with teaching other volunteers involved in ALLARM. My other interests include reading and writing, and I hope to find ways to combine my writing skills with my Environmental Studies knowledge this year.

Watershed Address: Carr Brooke, Connecticut River, Atlantic Ocean

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

Nick Bradbury 

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Watershed Coordinator- Research
Class of 2023

At ALLARM, I am working on the Stormwater team, as well as conducting research. One specific project that I am working on include creating a parameter overview fact sheet for volunteers. This year I hope to work closely with volunteers, learn more about stream health, and have fun getting to know the ALLARM staff! Outside of ALLARM, I am a member of the club ultimate frisbee team and the Outing Club. Some of my other interests include playing guitar and the drums, hiking, snowboarding, and going on road trips!

Watershed Address: Cocheco River, Piscataqua River, Atlantic Ocean

Michelle Hom 

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Watershed Coordinator- Lab, Data 
Class of 2024

At ALLARM, I collect water samples from the LeTort, and I work in the lab. The lab involves testing volunteer water samples for orthophosphate, nitrate, and pH. I also help volunteers at ALLARM events for the community. Outside of ALLARM, I am a trip leader for Outing Club. I am also a volunteer at the Dickinson College Farm and am a part of the Asian and Asian-American Collective as well as the Dickinson Equestrian Team. My interests include photography, yoga, hiking, and playing with my puppy Bailey!

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

Michelle Cao 

Watershed Coordinator - Research
Class of 2025

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My position at ALLARM focuses on learning about the different aspects of stream health. Specifically, I am helping with educational webinars and events and will be learning about and conducting restoration research in the spring. At Dickinson, I am involved with the Asian and Asian-American Collective, Girls Who Code, and the Popel Shaw Center as an ACE Peer Mentee.Watershed Coordinator - Research 
Class of 2025 

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

 

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