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Our Team

Teresa Swanson

Logistics –

Teresa recently received her Ph.D. from the UW Pharmacology Department and now works in graduate student affairs and science communication. She’s passionate about effective science education, advocacy and communication. She is one of the rare hockey fans who lives in Seattle, and enjoys her bourbon neat.


Brigit Stadler

Project Manager –

Brigit is an obsessively organized social scientist and historian, endlessly fascinated by the natural and social worlds. With a B.S. in Sociology and Japan Studies and an M.A. in Korea Studies, she has lived all over the United States and East Asia. She has a vast collection of hats, including translator, photographer, and editor, but wears a well-worn administrative and organizational support hat for the March for Science.


Stacy Smedley

Fundraising and Partnerships –

Stacy has committed her professional career to driving positive environmental impact in the built environment. At Skanska Stacy leads sustainable initiatives and progresses sustainable construction methods. Stacy has served as member of AIA Materials Knowledge Working Group, Advisory Board Member for UW Carbon Leadership Forum, Construction Taskforce Chair for the Embodied Carbon Network, Co-Chair of Washington Businesses for Climate Action, Membership Chair for Cascadia Green Building Council, and Emerging Professionals Recruitment Chair for USGBC.


Eedann McCord

Stage Manager –

Eedann is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Pharmacology department at the UW. Before moving to Seattle, she worked at Austin Playhouse as a technician, stage manager, and sometimes-actress while earning her Bachelor’s degrees at UT in Psychology and Neurobiology. She has also written and performed theater for social justice and theater of the oppressed pieces to facilitate discussions on racial prejudice and LGBTQ issues in central Texas high schools and at UT Austin. She is very happy to bring her love of science and the stage together to help make the March for Science -Seattle a great experience for everyone involved.


Debbie King

Webmaster/Writer –

Debbie King is a SciComm writer; she also has a background in web design and development. With a B.S. in Biology and Psychology and Phi Beta Kappa from Mary Washington College, Debbie has always been fascinated with the mind-body interaction. She is committed to raising public awareness of scientific advances and climate science, and is heading up an action group to encourage her city to transition to 100% clean electricity. A Virginia transplant, Debbie has fallen in love with the Northwest beauty and culture and is happy to call Seattle her home.


Christy Wood

Accessibility Coordinator –

Christy grew up all over the world, living on military bases from Cuba to Alaska. With a BA in Writing and an MBA in Marketing, she has spent the majority of her career working for environmental and arts non-profits. Christy currently works as the Senior Director of Marketing & Sales for the Seattle Symphony.

In addition to her professional experience, Christy is an active community volunteer, serving on the board for the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County. She has also co-chaired the League of Women Voters State Convention and served as Marketing Chair for the Symphony Guild, a fundraising event for Seattle Children’s Hospital.


Liz Warfield


Liz is a mother, biologist, and an educator at the University of Washington. A life-long educator, Liz is passionate about education and works towards improving educational equity in large classroom settings with over 800 students. She recently accepted a position with a prestigious education research group.


Jared Canright

Volunteer Coordinator –

Jared is a first-year physics graduate student at the University of Washington, interested in the applications of virtual reality for physics education and research. On the occasion he can leave the physics building, he is active in STEM outreach and volunteering with organizations such as oSTEM, the Pacific Science Center, and now March for Science to amplify the voices of scientists and science communicators, particularly in the LGBT+ community. He considers his part Husky-mix pooch, Dahli, to be the best dog ever.


Kat Martin Pipkin

Logistics Advisor

Kat is an active community volunteer, serving in various volunteer emergency management and training positions. Her activist work began when she volunteered for the Women’s March 2017, which led to organizing Tax March, and most recently, serving as the adult logistics advisor for the youth-led March for Our Lives Seattle. Kat worked with March for Science – Seattle in 2017, and is happy to return again for the 2018 event.