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Stephen Taglieri

STEPHEN TAGLIERI

Junior Faculty Advisor

Stephen Taglieri was a delegate at the WYSE 2017 Conference and has since pursued an education at George Mason University.  Going into his Sophomore year, Stephen is majoring in Biology with a Concentration in Conservation and Ecological Biology as a well as minoring in Journalism.  On top of this, he also co-hosts a podcast about theoretical science, has written a book, and is a student ambassador to Japan, France, and England.  He hopes to, later on, work with animals and help with species’ conservation.

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Marieke Kester Jones

MARIEKE KESTER JONES

Faculty Advisor

Marieke graduated from George Mason University with a PhD in Environmental Science and Policy in 2017. For her dissertation research, she studied reproduction and chemical communication in the maned wolf with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. After graduation, Marieke was delighted to take a position at the University of Virginia as a Data Specialist, assisting life sciences researchers with data analysis. Aside from her deep passion for statistics, data, and endangered species conservation, Marieke tries to live sustainably, with a minimal carbon footprint. She bike commutes to work, is installing solar panels on her home, grows some of her own food, and plans to plant a large native pollinator garden this season.