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Our Team

June Flora June Flora is a senior research scientist at the Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR) Institute at Stanford University. Her research and work focuses primarily on the study and development of energy reduction and conservation interventions. With 20+ years at Stanford University Department of Communication and Stanford Prevention Research Center, Dr. Flora brings an extensive background and publication record in health communication and social marketing to the field of energy reduction.

Nicole Ardoin Nicole Ardoin is an assistant professor of environmental education with the Stanford School of Education and the Woods Institute for the Environment. Nicole holds a Ph.D. in Social Ecology from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she researched sense of place, environmental behavior, and large-scale conservation. Nicole’s current work focuses on motivations and barriers to environmental behavior, evaluation of environmental programs, and education in informal settings such as museums, zoos, aquariums, and parks.

Hilary Boudet Hilary Boudet received a PhD in Stanford University's Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources in June 2010. Her research interests include the environmental and social impacts associated with energy development and public participation in environmental and energy decision-making. She is project director of the GLEE program and an assistant professor in climate change and energy at Oregon State University.

Kathayoon Khalil Kathayoon Khalil received her PhD from Stanford University in environmental education in 2014. She holds a Masters in Environmental Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College. Kathayoon has spent over a decade working in zoos, aquariums, and other environmental education facilities and currently acts as the Director of Evaluation for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Thomas N. Robinson Thomas N. Robinson, MD, MPH (GLEE Principal Investigator) is the Irving Schulman, MD Endowed Professor of Child Health and a Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine, in the Division of General Pediatrics and the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also Director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Associate Director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. His “solution-oriented” research is designed to answer the questions, “What works?” and “How should we do it?” to better inform clinical and public health practices and policies. The GLEE project applies health promotion behavior change theories and approaches to the challenges of environmental sustainability and energy conservation.

Kelly Gaherty Kelly Gaherty is a junior at University of California, Davis getting her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and is deciding between various options for her minor. During the summer of 2014, she interned at Stanford University working on the GLEE project. Her work focused on the online website and videos for the Home Energy sections of the GLEE MOOC project. Her interests include environmental sustainability and human rights.

Ashley Jowell Ashley Jowell is a sophomore from Durham, North Carolina planning to major in Human Biology. She is very interested in the intersection between health and the environment, as well as importance of living a sustainable lifestyle. Ashley has absolutely loved being a part of GLEE, for it has both combined her interests as well has been as absolute blast getting to work with such an incredible team and lovely Girl Scouts! Outside of GLEE, Ashley enjoys hiking, spending time with her friends, and participating in different clubs on campus.

Jackie Mogensen Jackie Mogensen is an undergraduate at Stanford University. She is a double major in Earth Systems and Communications, with a focus in science writing. Her major area of interest is in the role the media plays in influencing our relationship with the environment. As the National Communication Coordinator for GLEE, Jackie runs the program’s Facebook page, creates promotional materials, and writes the monthly GLEE newsletter.

Kira Smiley Kira Smiley is an undergraduate at Stanford majoring in Earth Systems with an anthrosphere emphasis. Her research interests center on finding out how to most effectively facilitate behavior change towards more sustainable and environmentally conscious practices. She has a background working in several psychology labs that focus on people of various cultures and ages, and is currently assisting in the development of a user-friendly and visually-appealing GLEE MOOC for Girl Scout Troops.

Avery Cruz is a graduate student at San Jose State University working towards a Masters in Public Health. Her areas of interest include food sustainability, community organizing, and creating safe and healthy environments for low-income neighborhoods. Currently, Avery is also working as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator at a mental health nonprofit that serves Santa Clara County. Through her time with GLEE, she has worked on a communications plan with the goals of spreading awareness of GLEE and encouraging troop leaders, service unit members, and councils to pass on the word/use GLEE.


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