Cliff Johnson is a jointly-appointed astronomer at Northwestern University and the Adler Planetarium. As a research, he is a longtime Zooniverse collaborator as science lead for the Andromeda Project and the Local Group Cluster Search. Cliff joined the Zooniverse team at the Adler in May 2019.
Cory is a Mobile App Developer. In his free time he likes to run at the park, work in the yard, read books, travel to new and exciting places, and spend time with his family.
Cory Chambers, Mobile Developer
Delilah is a web developer for the Zooniverse team at Adler Planetarium. She joined the team in 2021 with a background in aquatic biology. You can find her playing ice hockey or longboarding on Chicago’s lakefront.
Delilah Clement, Developer
Mark is a front-end web developer for the Zooniverse team at the Adler Planetarium. Joining in November 2015 from a career in accounting, he’s thrilled to focus his number crunching to 1’s and 0’s and is constantly inspired and humbled by the power of programming, citizen science and coffee.
Mark Bouslog, Developer
Meredith is based at the Adler Planetarium, and works with the Adler and Zooniverse on creating silly songs and videos that make difficult science concepts fun! She loves her dog and being cozy and falling asleep by 8pm.
Meredith Stepien, Manager of Creative Content and Production
Mike is an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium specializing in gravitational waves, compact objects, and stellar evolution. He is one of the lead researchers of the Zooniverse project Gravity Spy. When space isn’t on his mind, he can often be found playing music around the Windy City.
Michael Zevin, Astronomer
Michelle is a software developer for the Zooniverse team at Adler Planetarium. Born and raised in Chicago, the Adler was one of her favorite places in the city (still is!). In her free time, you can find her on the tennis court, eating tacos, kickboxing, cuddling with her cat, or sharing her passion for math, logic problems and coding to anyone willing to listen.
Michelle Yuen, Developer
Samantha Blickhan is based at the Adler Planetarium, leading humanities research efforts for the Zooniverse. Likes music notation, old books, and memento mori.
Samantha Blickhan, Zooniverse Co-Director & Humanities Lead
Sean is a UI and UX designer for the Zooniverse. He also assists the Adler with design projects having to do with technical aspects such as 3d printing. His background as a maker contributes to unique perspectives and solutions to problems. In his free time he likes playing baseball or jamming with friends.
Sean Miller, Designer
Zach is a software developer. He was a molecular biologist, but then the lab needed some code to be written and the die was cast. He’s also in a couple of bands and can be found playing shows at bars and comic conventions all over the midwest.
Zach Wolfenbarger, Developer
Oluwatoyosi is a software developer with four years of experience and a BSc(ed) in Economics. Outside of work, he enjoys gaming and is dedicated to teaching kids how to code.
Oluwatoyosi Oyegoke, Software Developer
Shaun was raised by Nintendo consoles and somehow transformed his love for video games into a love for creating interactive experiences. When not at his PC playing games or reading comics, he's at his PC studying web design and coding experimental apps.
Shaun A. Noordin, Web Developer
Hayley is an astrophysicist who specializes in collecting and studying strange galaxies, from some of the most extreme mergers in our universe to low-surface brightness galaxies potentially harboring intermediate-mass black holes. In her research, she is an expert in working with large data sets and implementing machine learning to identify these strange galaxies. At Zooniverse, she is working to make data more accessible, better enabling citizen scientists and the research teams alike. Outside of work, she enjoys coffee, running, and collecting rescue animals.
Kameswara is a post-doctoral researcher with the Zooniverse team at the University of Minnesota working on implementing novel machine learning based anomaly detection frameworks on extragalactic astrophysical datasets. His goal is to enhance citizen-science outcomes using new human-computer optimization strategies. His main field of study is galaxy evolution, where he specializes in galaxy mergers. In his spare time, he enjoys playing chess, cooking, and reading medical encyclopedias.
Kameswara Mantha, Post-doctoral Researcher
Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. One of the Zooniverse co-founders, she leads the UMN data science and machine learning teams along with project wrangling (aka management) and strategic planning while trying to squeeze a bit of gamma ray and galaxy evolution science in.
Sarah is a wildlife ecologist who studies the impacts that elephants, lions, and other megafauna exert on natural ecosystems when they are reintroduced or become locally extinct. A long-time Zooniverse collaborator, she directs the ecological monitoring network Snapshot Safari. In her present capacity with Zooniverse, she is working on building connections with other platforms commonly used by ecologists, including CitSci.org and Wildlife Insights and provides assistance to other project managers. You can often find her hiking with her dogs, rocking out at concerts, or burning through a stack of novels.
Sarah Huebner, Post-doctoral researcher
Travis is a software developer by day, philomath by night. He is fascinated by mathematical concepts and their ability to illuminate relations within physics, programming, and design. When not lost in thought, he enjoys contemplative walks, basking in the sun, and afternoon naps.
Travis Kiefer, Developer
Hugh is a postdoc studying the Zooniverse.
Hugh Dickinson, Researcher
Karen is an astronomer and the Project Scientist of Galaxy Zoo, which she's been involved in as a researcher since 2008. She's particularly interested in the evolution of spiral galaxies.
Karen Masters, Researcher
Molly Simon is a postdoctoral fellow at the Adler Planetarium leading the development, assessment, and implementation efforts of new curricular material for classroom.zooniverse.org. In her spare time, Molly enjoys reading non-fiction, hanging out with her dog "Mr. T" and trying out new restaurants.
Molly Simon, Education Postdoctoral Fellow
Ramana is a post-doctoral researcher with the Zooniverse team at UMN working on human-computer optimization problems and applying machine learning frameworks on Zooniverse data. His background is in studying the physics behind different cloud features in planetary atmospheres, particularly on gas giants. When his head is not in planetary clouds, you will find him playing video games and learning new cuisines.
Ramana Sankar, Post-doctoral Researcher
Alex previously attended University of Miami, where he studied Psychology, Biology, and English. Alex enjoys reading, coding, and sailing in his free time.
Alex Weiksnar, Developer
Amy has been a Zooniverse developer at the Adler since November 2015. She holds a BS and MS in computer science and has over a decade of industry experience. An aspiring astronomer as a child, she couldn't be happier to have landed here.
Amy Boyer, Developer
Andrea joined Zooniverse as a developer at the University of Minnesota in 2015. When she is not captivated by code, she can be found enjoying snow on skis and exploring lakes by kayak. She graduated from Carleton College with a degree in Cognitive Science.
Andrea Simenstad, Developer
Arfon was co-founder and Technical Lead of the Zooniverse for the first five years of the project. Arfon served as Director of Citizen Science at the Adler Planetarium and co-lead of the Zooniverse until fall 2013.
Arfon Smith, Technical Lead
Becky Rother joined the Zooniverse team at the Adler in 2017, leading design efforts across the Zooniverse and beyond. She enjoys live music and pictures of other people's pets.
Becky Rother, Designer
Responsible for building the Zooniverse's API infrastructure. Cam considers himself a music and fine wine connoisseur - others do not. In his spare time he enjoys playing an obscure form of rugby.
Campbell Allen, Developer
Chelsea is a software engineer and data scientist currently focused on The Zooniverse's citizen science mobile app. When she isn't writing code, she is lifting weights, enjoying the outdoors, or writing about tech at chelseatroy.com.
Chelsea Troy, Software Engineer
Chris supported the Zooniverse Oxford team from 2014-16. He had been with the Department of Astrophysics for over 2 years administratively supporting various projects. A former trained actor, he has the ability to look like he's smiling in the face of adversity!
Christopher Doogue, Project Assistant
Darren (DZM) served as a liaison to the Zooniverse community and assisted with strategic content for projects. A Northwestern University graduate in journalism, he is also a golf addict, amateur author, and hopeless animal lover.
Darren McRoy, Community Manager
Darryl is doing machine learning research with the Zooniverse, based in Minnesota.
Darryl Wright, Researcher
Erik worked as a front-end web developer for the Zooniverse team at the University of Minnesota from 2020-2022. He started developing educational applications while earning his Masters in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota. He enjoys woodworking and dreams of building a cabin in northern Minnesota.
Erik Ostlund, Developer
Greg used machine learning and statistics to help projects analyse their volunteer classifications. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Waterloo, Canada. Greg loves to eat pancakes with real maple syrup and run ultramarathons.
Greg Hines, Data Scientist
Heath was the UX/UI Designer at the Zooniverse where he worked to craft thoughtful and engaging user experiences. Apart from design, Heath also enjoys illustration, a good sci-fi or fantasy novel, and exploring his new home in the Pacific Northwest.
Heath van Singel, Designer
James joined the Zooniverse team in 2017. Before discovering his passion for code, he received a Ph.D in Mediterranean Archaeology from SUNY Buffalo, focusing on ancient Greece. In his free time he enjoys wood working and the ancient art of fermentation.
James Artz, Developer
Julie has a background in space physics and museum studies. She works on educational experiences, and Skype in the Classroom lessons for the Zooniverse. She loves to run, mostly to compensate for her love of cupcakes and chocolate.
Julie Feldt, Educator
Keanu was the Zooniverse Junior Designer in summer 2023. Before then, he was an i.c.stars intern, an intensive 6-month program supporting pathways to economic mobility through IT and software engineering workforce skills training, job experience, and leadership development. After his role within the Zooniverse, Keanu joined the United Airlines Apprenticeship Program.
Keanu Glover, Junior Designer
Kyle is an astronomer who studies galaxies, masers, and black holes (although he's been getting more into data science). He worked on both Galaxy Zoo and Radio Galaxy Zoo, and developed advanced tools for the volunteers.
Kyle Willett, Researcher
Laura was the Director of Citizen Science at Adler Planetarium and co-lead of the Zooniverse from fall 2013 to summer 2015.
Laura Whyte, Adler Planetarium Zooniverse Director
Maysa is the new Zooniverse Software Developer intern. In another life, she was a transplant researcher and science teacher. She is passionate about learning to code and inspiring young people to pursue STEM careers. In her spare time she likes hiking, weightlifting and cooking.
Maysa Bashraheel, Web Developer Intern
Nicole is a web developer who joined the Zooniverse team in December 2019. They are a passionate believer in using code for the betterment of society on an individual level. When they’re not coding, you’ll find them working on drawings of all sorts of strange creatures and going out to local shows.
Nicole Ciemniak, Developer
Noah mainly has a background in mobile app development as well as some firmware and backend experience. Outside of work, Noah enjoys cooking, baking and climbing.
Noah Malmed, Mobile App Developer
Perry was a developer with the Zooniverse, based in Oxford.
Perry Roper, Developer
Robert was one of the founding developers of the Zooniverse, based in Oxford. If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs, you are probably Rob Simpson.
Robert Simpson, Developer
Robin has a background in web development for educational institutions. In her free time she enjoys board games and playing bass guitar.
Robin Schaaf, Mobile App Developer
Roger builds front end interfaces for the Zooniverse, and enjoys coding, music and rebuilding motorbikes in his spare time.
Roger Hutchings, Developer
Samuel is a DPhil student studying the swimming behaviour of soil bacteria at Oxford. He joined Zooniverse to learn professional coding skills and perhaps build something useful.
Samuel Aroney, Web Development placement student
Sarah Allen is a front-end web developer for the Zooniverse team at the Adler Planetarium starting in September 2014. She also has a degree in music and enjoys cooking and live concerts in her free time.
Sarah Allen, Developer
Simone joined the Zooniverse in 2015 as a frontend developer. In a previous life, he received a PhD in logic and philosophy from Bristol. After moving "Up North", he joined another worthy cause in 2018.
Simone Duca, Developer
Steve Raden was a developer at the Adler in Chicago.
Steve Raden, Developer
Stuart arrived at the Adler as a developer in July 2011, having been one of the founding developers at Oxford. He studied mathematical physics at Edinburgh University and received his doctorate in astrophysics from Royal Observatory Edinburgh. Data analysis maestro and web developer.
Stuart Lynn, Developer
Veronica is a Data Scientist who worked on discovering patterns in Zooniverse data, by manipulating it and using it to create machine learning models. She received a PhD in Information Science and Technology from Syracuse University.
Veronica Maidel, Data Scientist
Will joined the Adler Planetarium in 2016 as a front-end developer for the Zooniverse. In the past, he has taught English overseas, toured in bands, and helped open a music venue in Alabama.