Our Team

Darcie Cook, Equipment Depot Manager

Darcie Cook is an informal science educator with a focus on classroom outreach. She is passionate about students having the opportunity to learn laboratory science skills at a young age in their schools. In her free time, she is a doctoral candidate in the Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis program at Emory University.

Kathleen Varda, Grants Consultant

Kathleen Varda is an Independent Consultant who develops grant proposals for private foundations and corporations on behalf of local, regional, and national tax-exempt secular nonprofit organizations located in the United States.

Kellie Vinal, PhD, Writer

Kellie Vinal is passionate about science communications, and is active in the online #scicomm community. When she’s not posting to our social accounts, creating case studies and online content, or helping produce the Atlanta Science Festival, she is deciphering the molecular determinants of specific target site recognition and modification by the aminoglycoside-resistance A1408 rRNA methyltransferase family as a postdoctoral fellow in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Emory University.