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WHOI's Your Buddy?

Are you a new WHOI employee wanting to feel part of a community - whether it’s work, life style, and/or the town’s? 

Our WHOI’s Your Buddy Program offers you the opportunity to connect with a WHOI employee who has been here for a bit and can be a resource for questions— work or community related.

The goal is for you to access a holistic WHOI experience, make connections, meet other new employees, and feel supported!

Please feel free to contact anyone on the Buddy Board below and get connected!

 

Buddies Wanted

Want to be a volunteer in WHOI’s new Welcoming and Inclusivity Program called WHOI’s Your Buddy? 

Job entails helping people new to WHOI connect with others and navigate WHOI's system. Other Buds are available to help and share ideas. Time commitment is flexible and up to you.

Buddy Board Click on Buddy box for contact info

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natalie nevarez

Natalie Nevarez

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Interests: DEI, cooking, yoga, restaurants, dancing, political theory.

Mary Lardie

Mary Lardie Gaylord

Sr. Research Assistant, Geology &Geophysics
Interests: Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Food, Hanging with People, and Radiocarbon

Helen Fredericks

Helen Fredericks

Research Specialist, MC&G
Interests: Enthusiastic but motivationally challenged baker, cyclist.

Dan Lowenstein

Dan Lowenstein

Research Assistant III, MC&G
Interests: running, boating, small engine maintenance, repairing classic stereo systems, violin, and softball

Mak Saito

Mak Saito

Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Interests: Workplace Climate Committee, Rock Music, Windsurfing, Sailing

Sabrina Elkassas

Sabrina Elkassas

Graduate Student, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry
Interests: Walking dogs, trivia, art, upcycling furniture found on the side of the road, crafting, and beach days.

Stephanie Madsen

Stephanie Madsen

Sustainability Coordinator and Center Administrator, Facilities Department
Interests: Sustainability, DEI, Hiking, Outdoor Activities

Ken Kostel

Ken Kostel

Director of Research Communications
Interests: kayaking, biking, sustainability

Sheri White

Sheri Neelam White

Senior Engineer, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
Interests: OOI, Ocean Instrumentation, Marine Geophysics

Jurek Blusztajn

Jurek Blusztajn

Research Specialist, Geology &Geophysics
Interests: Running, Swimming, Other Outdoor Activities

John Reine

John Reine

CGSN Electrical Lead, AOPE
Interests: Electrical Engineering, Bike riding/touring, Robot making.

Simran Girdhar Kodwani

Simran Girdhar Kodwani

Co-op, Physical Oceanography

Veronique LaCapra

Veronique LaCapra

Director of Special Projects for Advancement, Advancement
Interests: Women’s Committee, DEI, Swimming, Hiking

Justin Ossolinkski

Justin Ossolinski

Senior Research Assistant and Chair, Recreation Committee
Interests: Softball

Molly Curran

Molly Curran

Engineer, AOPE
Interests: Deep sea robotics, boating, paddle boarding, cooking, hiking, gardening

Sebastian Bigorre

Sebastien Bigorre

Research Associate III, Physical Oceanography
Interests: Music, Dance, Photography, Sailing, Trees, Historic and Cultural Stories, Sustainability

Heather Furey

Heather Furey

Research Specialist, Physical Oceanography
Interests: Painting, Making Bread, Making Pie Crusts

Kerry Strom

Kerry Strom

Marine Operations Coordinator, Marine Operations
Interests: Dogs, Biking, Meeting People

HEATHER BENWAY

Heather Benway

Senior Research Specialist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Interests: Food, Cooking, Gardening, Biking, Paddle Boarding, Birding, Kayaking, Technical Staff Committee

Victoria

Victoria Smith

Asst. Director, Annual Giving and Prospect Research, Development
Interests: Swimming, Biking, Fishing, SCUBA Diving, Gardening, Cooking, Photography

karen-soenen

Karen Soenen

Information Systems Associate II, Biology
Interests: Beekeeping, Gardening, Maps

Dina Pandya

Dina Pandya

Web Services Manager
Interests: Ocean swimming, Dog/nature walking, Gardening, Reading

Logan Tegler

Logan Tegler

Graduate Student, MC&G
Interests: DEI and inclusiveness at WHOI, dogs, life on the cape, and isotope geochemistry.

Mai Maheigan

Mai Maheigan

Communications Officer/Research Assoc II, MCG
Interests: Gardening, Exploring, Reading, Cooking, Adventures, Sustainability, Women’s Committee

Lauren Dykeman

Lauren Dykman

MIT-WHOI Joint Program Student, Biology
Interests: Kayaking, Sailing, SCUBA Diving, Music, Gardening, Sustainability