Meet the Team
GLOBE Mission Mosquito is co-led by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), working in collaboration with the GLOBE Implementation Office. This campaign is an activity under the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC)
Campaign Coordinator: Dorian Janney, NASA GSFC. Ms. Janney is a Senior Education and Outreach Specialist for NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission. She works with the GPM science team and other scientists to better understand the ways in which NASA Earth observing data can be used for a wide range of applications. Ms. Janney is currently leading an effort to bring together both researchers and end-users of NASA Earth observations who are working to better understand and respond to vector-borne and water-related disease.
A former classroom science teacher, she is a master trainer for the GLOBE Program and has assisted with the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper launch and training. Ms. Janney worked on the GLOBE ENSO Student Research Campaigns (2015-2018) that brought together scientists, teachers, and students to collaborate on investigations that used both ground-based observations and NASA Earth observations data. She is a volunteer docent for Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, a new exhibition at Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.
Campaign Scientist: Dr. Russanne Low, Senior Scientist, IGES, and Science Lead for the NASA GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper (GO MHM). She has been working at the forefront of citizen science and its application for vector-borne diseases - in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and North America - through funding from NASA, NSF, USAID, and Department of State/UCAR. These initiatives demonstrate how educators, students, scientists, public health officials, and citizens can work together to reduce risks from mosquito-borne disease. Dr. Low is a member of the NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team, as well as a volunteer scientist on the GLOBE International STEM Network
Prior to joining IGES, Dr. Low was an Associate Professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Natural Resources. Working with UCAR, she oversaw the completion of more than 50 GLOBE protocol tutorials and virtual lab and fieldwork interactive learning assets, in conjunction with three NASA science teams; She also served as the GLOBE Program Desk Officer for Africa and the Middle East.
Cassie Soeffing, Senior Science Educator, IGES. Ms. Soeffing’s expertise includes inquiry-based learning and employing geospatial technologies in K-12 education, undergraduate, graduate, and professional development programs. In addition to being a former classroom science teacher, she served as an Einstein Fellow, working alongside NASA scientists to help deliver new discoveries and cutting-edge science to educators. She is an IGES GLOBE Trainer and is engaging both formal and informal education audiences - including K-12, outdoor education centers, Girl Scouts, 4H, and other groups – in authentic STEM investigations, including GLOBE Observer GO citizen science.