Suzanne Webster

Graduate Student
UMCES Annapolis Office


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Suzanne Webster

Graduate Student
UMCES Annapolis Office

Suzi Webster is a PhD Candidate at UMCES. Suzi's dissertation research investigates stakeholder perspectives on how citizen science can contribute to scientific research that informs collaborative and innovative environmental management decisions. Her work provides evidence-based recommendations for expanded public engagement in environmental science and management in the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. Suzi is currently a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, and she works in NOAA’s Technology Partnerships Office as their first Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Specialist.
Previously, Suzi worked as a Graduate Assistant at IAN for six years. During her time at IAN, she contributed to various communications products, led an effort to create a citizen science monitoring program, and assisted in developing and teaching a variety of graduate- and professional-level courses relating to environmental management, science communication, and interdisciplinary environmental research. Before joining IAN, Suzi worked as a research assistant at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA and received a B.S. in Biology and Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame.



Reflecting on water monitoring and citizen science at the Maryland Water Monitoring Council conference

Making connections to ensure a clean and healthy Chesapeake Bay

Eyes on the prize: Looking beyond graduate school during the 2019 MEES Colloquium

Kicking off another semester of Environment and Society

All about the Bay: Exploring history, heritage, and habitat at the Chesapeake Studies conference

Teaching and Learning with Technology

Discussing Discussions: How to facilitate engaging and inclusive group discussions

Supporting collaborative learning: Teaching tips for facilitating group work

Uncovering five values of citizen science at CitSci2019

Chesapeake Bay SAV Watchers: A new citizen science program for monitoring Bay grasses

Spanning boundaries at the Society for Applied Anthropology conference

Thinking Big: How UMCES can increase its capacity to produce actionable science that serves society


It’s game time! Board games that can help people ‘level up’ their capacity for transdisciplinary work

How can we include and legitimize other voices in science?

A polemic against coupled human and natural systems, boundary spanning, and transdisciplinarity:

How to improve interdisciplinary collaborations: lessons learned from scientists studying team science

Ten teaching tips from the Teaching & Learning Transformation Center at the University of Maryland


Five principles of holistic science communication

Sharing tools for stakeholder engagement and collaboration at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum

"Up close and personal" Community engagement at the Citizen Science conference (part 2)

"In this room, it’s playtime!" Creative inspiration at the Citizen Science conference (part 1)

Greater than the sum of its parts: What is a coupled human and natural system?


Over the river and through the woods to release the Upper Potomac Headwaters Report Card, we go!


A look at the "Earth in Perspective" with Ricky Arnold

Long Island Sound Report Card release in Westport, Connecticut

Who ya gonna call? Recommendations for scientists who are called to action in a state of environmental emergency