Weaving Strands of Knowledge: Connecting Culture and Science to Climate Change

Team Members

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The project team for Weaving Strands of Knowledge represents a diverse group of staff, faculty, and students from the USA and Bhutan. 

Project Administrators

Shivaraj Bhattarai
Shivaraj Bhattarai
Shivaraj Bhattarai, PhD., Dean of the College, Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan.
A native of Bhutan, Dr. Bhattarai has an M.Sc. in Bio-Science and a Ph.D. in Limnology… Read More
Andrew D. Coppens
Andrew D. Coppens
Andrew D. Coppens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, University of New Hampshire, USA
Andrew researches variation in the cultural organization of family and community work, especially children’s opportunities to learn. Read More
Greg DeFrancis
Greg DeFrancis
Greg DeFrancis, M.A., Associate Director and the Director of Education, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont, USA
Greg is most interested in exploring and developing novel approaches to engage learners in science. Read More
Lucinda Gibson
Lucinda Gibson
Lucy Gibson, M.S., Senior Transportation Engineer and Planner, Dubois & King, Randolph, Vermont, USA.
Ms. Gibson will be serving as a Project Advisor with expertise in environmental sustainability issues with a focus on designing multimodal... Read More
Roseleen Gurung
Roseleen Gurung
Roseleen Gurung, Senior Program Officer, Tarayana Foundation, Thimphu, Bhutan
Roseleen has a masters degree in social work from Chennai, India and currently works as a senior program officer at the Tarayana foundation. Read More
Sameer Honwad
Sameer Honwad
Sameer Honwad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, University of New Hampshire, USA
Sameer grew up climbing the mountains in Northern and Southern India Read More
Kim Milliman
Kim Milliman
Kim Milliman, Project Administrator, Montshire Museum of Science.
Kim has worked in the field of education for over twenty years, as a classroom teacher, administrator, and Head of School... Read More
Marcos Stafne
Marcos Stafne
Marcos Stafne, Ph.D., Executive Director, Montshire Museum of Science Norwich, Vermont, USA
As the executive director for the Montshire Museum, Marcos is constantly thinking about how we can make science relevant to our community… Read More
Kuenzang Tshering
Kuenzang Tshering
Kuenzang Tshering, M.Sc., Environmental Sciences Faculty, Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan
Kuenzang is a faculty member at RTC and will be accompanying the students on this project both in Bhutan and on the exchange trip to the U.S. He teaches undergradua Read More
Tshering Yangchen
Tshering Yangchen
Tshering Yangchen, Manager, Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu, Bhutan Read More
Sherub Zam
Sherub Zam
Sherub Zam, Program Coordinator, Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu, Bhutan Read More

Students

Caitlin Burnett
Caitlin Burnett
Caitlin Burnett, University of New Hampshire
Hometown: Conway, Massachusetts Read More
Lhaka Dem
Lhaka Dem
Lhaka Dem, Royal Thimphu College
Hometown: Dangchhu, Bhutan Read More
Pema Eden
Pema Eden
Pema Eden, Royal Thimphu College
Hometown: Throme, Bhutan Read More
Jordan Garrett
Jordan Garrett
Jordan Garrett, University of New Hampshire
Hometown: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA Read More
Taylor Lindsay
Taylor Lindsay
Taylor Lindsay, University of New Hampshire
Hometown: Keene, New Hampshire, USA Read More
Miranda Mail
Miranda Mail
Miranda Mail, University of New Hampshire
Hometown: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA Read More
Pema Namgyal
Pema Namgyal
Pema Namgyal, Royal Thimphu College
Hometown: Chhukha, Bhutan Read More
Jigme Palden
Jigme Palden
Jigme Palden, Royal Thimphu College
Hometown: Chhubu, Bhutan Read More
Suraj Sundas
Suraj Sundas
Suraj Sundas, Royal Thimphu College
Hometown: Samtse Throm, Bhutan Read More
Madelyn Webb
Madelyn Webb
Madelyn Webb, University of New Hampshire
Hometown: Lyme, New Hampshire, USA Read More