GeoGirls Staff & Volunteers

GeoGirls Staff & Volunteers Make It Happen!

Who are GeoGirls Science Volunteers?

Earth Scientists from the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, UNAVCO, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, University of Washington, Oregon State University, and other academic institutions who volunteer to share their enthusiasm and expertise with GeoGirls. Volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and levels, including USGS researchers and staff, graduate students, and faculty members, and all are eager to help inspire girls to pursue careers in the geosciences!

Want to get involved? We rely on volunteers like YOU!

Are you excited about making a difference in the life of young people? Inquire today with our non-binding online GeoGirls volunteer interest form to learn more and to be part of this amazing program!

2024 GeoGirls Science Volunteers

  • Elizabeth Westby | U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory | GeoGirls Program Lead
  • Alysa Adams | Washington State Parks | Career Panel & Ranger Presentation
  • Other science volunteers to be announced!

Who are the Mount St. Helens Institute staff?

Mount St. Helens Institute education staff are hired based on their passion and experience educating youth.  All staff have extensive training on working with youth, wilderness first aid and CPR and undergo extensive background checks.

2024 GeoGirls Mount St. Helens Institute Staff

  • Gina Roberti, Youth Education & Rental Programs Manager, Mount St. Helens Institute
  • Amanda Conroy, Development Director, Mount St. Helens Institute
  • Abi Groskopf, Programs Director, Mount St. Helens Institute
  • Rachel Hutchinson, Seasonal Science Educator, Mount St. Helens Institute
  • Mallory Ford, Seasonal Science Educator, Mount St. Helens Institute
  • Briana McNair, Seasonal Science Educator, Mount St. Helens Institute
  • Ian Reed, Seasonal Cook & Custodian, Mount St. Helens Institute

GeoGirls Teacher Mentors - paid positions for middle school science teachers to support GeoGirls

Read more and apply to be a teacher mentor here! Note applications are open January - March annually and are reviewed accepted with priority for applications received by February 1st and after on a rolling basis. With any questions, please email our education team:

2024 GeoGirls Science Mentors

  • Marla Haugen | Middle school science teacher, Pullman School district, Pullman WA
  • Sami Brisson | Olympia Waldorf School, Olympia WA
  • Amy Gerdes | K 12 Teacher, curriculum development, Kents School District & others, Auburn WA
  • Madison Meyer | Middle School Teacher Oakville Schools, Tumwater WA

Read about past GeoGirls Staff & Volunteers!

2023 GeoGirls Staff & Volunteers

2019 GeoGirls Staff & Volunteers

2018 GeoGirls Staff & Volunteers

2017 GeoGirls Staff & Volunteers

2016 GeoGirls Staff & Volunteers

2015 GeoGirls Staff & Volunteers