Nancy Colleton

President

Nancy Colleton is an internationally known and respected leader in environmental communication and information. As the president of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) she leads numerous initiatives that promote better understanding of the changing planet.

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Theresa Schwerin

Vice President, Education

Theresa Schwerin is a founding officer of IGES, with over 20 years of experience in the areas of science applications and education, communication, and information science. She leads IGES education initiatives, particularly the NASA Earth Science Education and Public Outreach Forum, IGES science contests for students, the Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA), a NOAA Environmental Literacy project, NASA Earth and Space Science Product Review, and a variety of NASA professional development and communication activities.

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John Ensworth

Senior Science Education Specialist

John Ensworth, who has been with IGES since 2004, brings forth a solid a background in science and education. His work focuses on coordinating the NASA Earth & Space Science Education Product Review and conducting online training workshops for NASA educators.

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Russanne Low

Senior Earth Scientist for Education and Public Outreach

Rusty Low, a national leader in geoscience education, joined the IGES team in 2009. As the Higher Education Working Group Lead for the NASA Earth Science Education and Public Outreach Forum, Dr. Low’s work focuses on geosciences education and outreach. She is currently engaged in several climate change research and education projects on the African continent and in the United States.

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Robert Myers

Program Manager, ESSEA

Robert Myers joined IGES in 2006 and serves as the manager of IGES’s Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA), a NSF-supported program providing teacher professional development nationwide.

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Cassandra Soeffing

Senior Science Educator

Cassie Soeffing has been with IGES since 2009 as primary lead for the NASA Earth Science Education and Public Outreach Forum’s work in K-12 education, which includes product analysis, professional development and conferences.

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Morgan Woroner

Media Communications Manager

Morgan Woroner, Media Communications Manager, joined the IGES team in 2009. Her work is focused on social media strategies and communications, as well as logistics, for the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Forums. Ms. Woroner supports efforts to communicate science education information, resources, and events to the general public, via a number of outlets, including the NASA Wavelength website and social media accounts. 

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Andrew Clark

Research Analyst

Andrew Clark joined IGES in January 2014 as a research analyst, bringing environmental science, remote sensing, research, and writing skills to our organization. With a particular focus on story and message development, Mr. Clark supports the development of a NASA-funded publication to be presented at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia later this year. 

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Lori Lui

Project Assistant

Lori Lui joined IGES in February 2014 as a project assistant, bringing her background in environmental studies and geography as well as geographical information system skills to the organization. Ms. Lui’s current work focuses on assisting the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Public Outreach Forum and the NASA Earth and Space Science Education Product Review.

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