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

Suzanne HartleyAssistant Director of ALLARM Suzanne Hartley's professional headshot

Assistant Director

I provide technical suppport and follow-up assistance to stream monitoring programs in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. I also work in the laboratory with ALLARM's Watershed Coordinators to provide quality assurance to volunteers.

Watershed Address: LeTort Spring 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

Community Science Specialist

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

Hayat RasulOutreach and Communications Specialist, Hayat Rasul

Outreach & Communications Specialist

As the Outreach & Communications Specialist, I connect with ALLARM’s volunteers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the Dickinson College Community, and ALLARM’s broader network to share information regarding our partnerships and events. I also design ALLARM publications and information pertaining to our mission of educating, engaging and empowering our volunteer water quality monitors. This year, I look to make a variety of videos outlining how to use the equipment ALLARM loans to its volunteers to test water quality parameters like conductivity, pH, nitrate-nitrogen, orthophosphate, and etc. Outside of ALLARM, I am a writer and creator. I make jewelry, love to strech, and enjoy Fall Festivities and Fashion all year round.

Watershed Address: Bull Creek, Los Angeles River, Los Angeles Estuary, Pacific Ocean

Hiba AoidHiba Aoid

Watershed Coordinator- Research, GIS
Class of 2021

My position at ALLARM this semester will focus on helping with data analysis and visualization using GIS. I am also looking forward to facilitating community events centered around monitoring stream health and quality. In my free time, I love cooking, painting, and doing yoga.

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

Phoebe GalioneStaff profile picture

Watershed Coordinator- Outreach, Lab
Class of 2021

As a part of the Outreach team this semester, I am excited to create artwork, designs, and writing that extends the reach of ALLARM and the work we do. Some specific projects I will be working on are a mural and logo design, as well as WaterFacts and blog posts. Outside of ALLARM, I am VP of astronomy club and find myself looking at the stars whenever the night skies are clear. I am also a member of the Environmental Studies Majors Committee. In my free time, I enjoy drawing and hiking.

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

Olivia SpildoorenOlivia Spildooren

Watershed Coordinator- Stormwater, Research
Class of 2021

My position focuses on educating the Dickinson and Carlisle community about the importance of stormwater management. This semester I will primarily focus on planning stormwater education events and doing research about new stormwater infrastructure. I am also involved in the Environmental Science Majors Committee, Eco-Reps, Dickinson Orchestra, Chamber Music and the Asian and Asian American Club.

Watershed Address: Minneakonging Creek, South Branch Raritan River, Raritan River, Raritan Bay, Atlantic Ocean

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Watershed Coordinator- Research, GIS, Lab
Class of 2021

For the Fall Semester, I am working on developing Best Practices when it comes to Volunteer Retention, Recruitment, and Management. Also, I am a part of the GIS Team where I will be making maps for our Stream Team Programs and other Programs that may need a map of any sort. Finally, I am also in the lab team this semester which I will be working on testing the samples from our volunteer monitors for the Quality Assessment and Quality Control. Besides from ALLARM, I am involved in Geology Club and during my free time, I often go around Downtown Carlisle and explore places and thrift at the C-Luv Thrift Store and Miss Ruth's Time Bomb.

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

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Watershed Coordinator- Research, Stormwater
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 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 State 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

Isabel Ruffisabel ruff

Watershed Coordinator- Stormwater, Volunteer Monitoring
Class of 2021

At ALLARM, I am on the stormwater team, which includes working with the Carlisle community to better educate people and manage pollution and other issues involving stormwater. This is my first semester and I’m excited to learn more about what I’ll be doing. Outside of ALLARM, I live in the Treehouse and am a member of climbing team and the Mermaid Players. In my free time, I like reading, hiking, and generally spending time outside.

Watershed Address: Four Mile Run, Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Grace Messimer Watershed Coordinator Grace Messimer

 

Watershed Coordinator- Research, Stormwater
Class of 2023

This is my first year at ALLARM and I’m looking forward to learning more about what I’ll be doing throughout my time here! As part of the stormwater team, I will be helping to engage the community and help educate about the importance of stormwater health and management. Outside of ALLARM, I enjoy reading and hiking. I am also involved with SEED and learning more about and educating others about sustainability.

Watershed Address: Paxton Creek, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay

 

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