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Emily Ellithorpe

EMILY ELLITHORPE

Junior Faculty Advisor

Emily Ellithorpe is originally from Massachusetts and attended WYSE in 2017 as a delegate and in 2018 as an intern. This fall she will be sophomore at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) with a major in Environmental Resources Engineering. She plans to focus on water quality and stormwater management, but also has an interest in green infrastructure. On campus, Emily is involved in Engineers Without Borders, The New York Water Environment Association, Eco-Reps and is a member of the Woodsmen Team. Outside of school she likes to spend time outdoors, travel, and make photo books/videos from her trips.
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Corey Payne

COREY PAYNE

Faculty Advisor

Corey earned his PhD in Science Education from the University of Florida studying issues of representation in STEM.  He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at St. Mary’s College of Maryland leading a grant through the American Physics Society that targets professional identity and self-efficacy to increase the recruitment of K12 science teachers. His primary research interests include mentoring, developmental network analysis, and inquiry-based science education. During graduate school, he worked on an NSF-funded project to redesign the chemistry laboratory curriculum for engineering majors to increase the retention and performance of underrepresented students. Outside of his educational research interests he has also worked with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in the forest ecology lab studying canopy structures and their relation to global climate change. He has also volunteered at the Whitney Labs studying climate change and the effect of the northern expansion of mangroves into Florida. In his free time, he enjoys restoring vintage mountain bikes, tubing in the Florida springs, and swimming in the ocean with his dog Maple.