Working Group

Community Engagement TWG

The Community Engagement Technical Working Group (TWG) provides guidance on the ways in which NEON engages with its existing and potential user community. This includes scientists, educators, and students as well as organizations, agencies, institutions, and companies whose activities align with the mission and goals of the NEON program. Members serve as liaisons to the NEON user community while providing input on the program’s strategic engagement plan and the activities and outcomes identified in that plan. Members are currently divided into two working subgroups focused on (1) broadening awareness/participation and (2) building data science skills for NEON users.

Learn more about how to join this group or nominate someone to join this group.

Read the Strategic Engagement Plan


Current Members

Name Affiliation Role
Marie Faust National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Co-Lead
Anya Hartpence Volunteer Member
Caleb Slemmons National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Member
Chelsea Nagy University of Colorado-Boulder Member
Heather Hulton VanTassel Carnegie Museum of Natural History Member
Kaitlin Stack Whitney Rochester Institute of Technology Member
Matthew Aiello-Lammens Pace University Member
Miguel Fernandez NatureServe Member
Quintaniay (Quin) Holifield US Forest Service Member
Teresa Mourad Ecological Society of America Member
Kathryn Naum Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, Columbia University Member
Jason McDermott Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Member
Ethell Vereen Morehouse College Member
Emilio Mayorga University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory Member
Ben Vierra National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Member