As Community Manager, Mary Spivey is the primary contact for Collider Members.
Before joining The Collider team, Mary spent seven years interpreting and teaching ecology as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, a field station within the University of Minnesota system. While at Cedar Creek Mary discovered the value and importance of climate communication and became a skilled climate science communicator to K-grey audiences.
Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Texas A&M University, a master’s in Science Education, and a teaching license for high school chemistry.
Previous experiences include teaching science at the university and community college levels, extensive work with K-12 students both in science teaching and curriculum development, and many years creating and presenting relevant, standards-based STEM professional development experiences for teachers.
Kelsey Hall began volunteering for The Collider in January 2018, assisting with events, administrative tasks, and ClimateCon 2018. Kelsey now supports the Community Manager, assisting with the planning and management of various conferences, workshops, and receptions.
She is currently a student at UNC Asheville, majoring in Environmental Policy & Management with minors in Mass Communication and Economics. Kelsey is also working towards a GIS Certificate from AB Tech.
Kelsey works for the UNCA Student Environmental Center as the EcoRep Coordinator, supporting the advancement of sustainability in campus residence halls. She also co-coordinates the UNCA Divest Coalition, a student-led organization that is actively working to remove the university’s current and future direct investments in fossil fuel companies.
Before moving to Asheville for her undergrad, Kelsey interned for the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s marketing department near her hometown of Alpharetta, Georgia.