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New Face at NestWatch

We are so pleased to have a new team member on board! Meet Chelsea Benson, the new project assistant for NestWatch. Chelsea will also be supporting our sister project, Project FeederWatch. She will be responding to your emails and phone calls and helping to keep the website and social media pages up-to-date.

Chelsea comes to us with a background in environmental education. Chelsea has worked with schools, community organizations, and local governments in her previous positions, and has taught a wide variety of environmental topics. She has even incorporated citizen science into regional events like the Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon, and day programming for Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center.

Chelsea holds a dual B.A. in psychology and English, and an M.A. in Social Science, Environment, and Community. We know Chelsea will “hit the ground running” because she is also a distinguished track and field athlete. In the winter, she enjoys cross-country skiing.

We’re excited for Chelsea to bring her energy and enthusiasm to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where she’ll no doubt mobilize even more people to monitor bird nests (and bird feeders) for science. Welcome, Chelsea!