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Agency Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Coordinators

The Agency Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Coordinators are a group of federal employees designated by their agency leaders to be the point people for advancing crowdsourcing and citizen science. The need for these Coordinators was articulated in a September 2015 memo from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to the heads of federal departments and agencies.

What the Agency Coordinators Do

Today, these coordinators are:

Coordinator List Below Updated on 09/14/2020

Department Agency with Links to Agency Projects Agency Coordinators
Department of Agriculture USFS Michelle Tamez
Department of Agriculture USDA Peggy Biga
Department of Commerce USCB Barbara A. Downs, Lorena Molina-Irizarry
Department of Commerce NIST Heather Evans
Department of Commerce NOAA Laura Oremland, John McLaughlin
Department of Defense DOD To be named
Department of Education DoEd Ross Santy
Department of Energy DOE Carly Robinson
Department of Health and Human Services CDC Diana Bartlett
Department of Health and Human Services FDA Elaine Johanson, Amber Griffin
Department of Health and Human Services HHS Kristen Honey
Department of Health and Human Services NIH Jennifer Couch
Department of Homeland Security DHS Kathleen Kenyon
Department of Homeland Security DHS Kimberly Stephens, Katherine Picchione
Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD Christopher Bourne
Department of the Interior BLM Frederick Klasner, Rachel Sowards Thompson
Department of the Interior FWS To Be Named
Department of the Interior NPS Tim Watkins
Department of the Interior USGS Sophia B. Liu
Department of the Interior BOEM Jacob Levenson
Department of Justice FBI To Be Named
Department of State DOS Sarah Staton
Department of State USAID Cameron D. Bess
Environmental Protection Agency EPA Jay Benforado
Federal Communications Commission FCC Anne Levine, Alex Simmons
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency IARPA To Be Named
National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Amy Kaminski, Dave Draper, Maria Santos
National Archives and Records Administration NARA Andrew Wilson, Suzanne Isaacs
National Science Foundation NSF Ellen McCallie
Smithsonian Institution SI Janet Abrams

Please email citizenscience@gsa.gov if you would like to be put in contact with one of these Coordinators.