Claire Weston, B.A.
Outreach Support Services
Claire continues her amazing work here at the Community Science Institute from afar. Making connections and supporting the outreach capacity of the organization in order to further our mission.
Originally from Vermont, Claire studied biology and environmental studies at the College of the Holy Cross after a formative two month trip around the country sparked a passion for earth’s unique ecosystems and, specifically, how they may be affected by climate change. As a junior in college, Claire nurtured this passion while studying a diverse array of flora and fauna in South Africa. Her work included research on dung beetle activity and how photography can be used to assess crocodile population dynamics. Claire joined CSI in 2016 as Outreach Coordinator and worked diligently to broaden CSI’s outreach and education scope. Most notably, Claire led the formation of the Cayuga Lake Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring Program in collaboration with the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network and Discover Cayuga Lake. She has now left this program in the very capable hands of Nathaniel Launer.
Claire now lives in Jersey City with her partner, Andrew, and Maine Coon cat, Armsby. Claire continues to work part time for CSI and is actively exploring environmental outreach employment opportunities in the New York City and Northern New Jersey areas.
Last week, Biomonitoring Coordinator Adrianna Hirtler traveled around Cayuga Lake to collect
The Cayuga Lake Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) Monitoring Program had a busy