Triangle Team

Justin Baumann

UNC at Chapel Hill

Justin (@jbaumann3) is a PhD student in studying the impacts of climate change on coral reefs in the Marine Sciences Department at UNC. Justin has been a member of the SciREN Triangle team since 2014. He also founded the marine science blogUNdertheCblog. In 2018 Justin will be graduating and taking a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at UNC.

Casey Berger

UNC at Chapel Hill

Casey Berger is a PhD student in the Drut group in the UNC Physics and Astronomy Department. She studies computational many-body quantum mechanics. Casey is a Department of Energy CSGF fellow and recipient of the William Neal Reynolds Fellowship from the UNC Royster Society of Fellows. Casey received a BA in Philosophy, a BS in Film Production, and a minor in Spanish from Boston University in 2010. Following her graduation, she spent two years working in the film industry in Hollywood before returning to academia to complete a BS in Physics at The Ohio State University in 2015. While at Ohio State Casey was co-chair of the Society of Women in Physics (SWiP) and a member of the Mortar Board National Senior Honorary. 

Jacob Harrison

Duke University

Jacob is a PhD Student at Duke University studying the evolution of spines and the biomechanics of puncture. Jacob recently became a SciREN Triangle team member in 2017, and looks forward to working for SciREN Triangle for many years to come. In addition to SciREN, Jacob chairs the graduate student committee for PBO (The Physical Biology of Organisms), a consortium of scientists from six local universities that study organisms in the context of their biomechanics and physical environment.

Sarah Reifeis

UNC at Chapel Hill

Sarah is a PhD student in the Department of Biostatistics at UNC. Sarah is beginning her dissertation research, where she will be using statistical methods and genetics to study disease in humans. She also works as a statistical consultant in the Biostatistics Core of the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at UNC. Sarah is a new member of the SciREN Triangle team who joined in 2018.

Stephanie Teeter

NC State University

Stephanie wears many hats. During the day, she is a research technician in Biomedical Engineering at NC State. In this capacity, she manages two labs in the department and spearheads outreach efforts for these labs and the department as a whole. By night (well, evening), she is a graduate student in Science Education and is interested in exploring scientists’ motivations for engaging in outreach as well as examining the effects that these efforts have on scientists. She hopes to graduate in 2022, but as a part-time student, there’s a lot of wiggle room. On the weekend, she does science-themed birthday parties for kids and hangs out with her two dogs.

Gary Wright

NC State University

Gary is completing his MEd in Science Education and continuing to pursue a PhD in the Learning and Teaching in STEM at NC State. Gary is a NC Teaching Fellow, and received his undergraduate degree in Biology and a comprehensive science license (9-12) at UNC-Wilmington. He has spent the last 3 years teaching high school in Wake and Brunswick County. He is new to SciREN this year.

Triangle Team Alumni
Kate Augustine (UNC)
Eleanor Caves (Duke)
Patrick Green (Duke)
Kristen Hopperstad (NCSU)
Rebecca Lauzon (Duke)
Lindsay Maudlin (NCSU)
Doreen McVeigh (NCSU)
Seth Theuerkauf (NCSU)