Shelley Olds Candidate Statement

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

I am honored to be nominated for the Education Committee chair position. I have been involved in the ESIP education committee since 2016 and had been the chair for two years, 2017 - 2019.  Continuing the openness and inclusivity of ESIP is at the heart of the Education committee. My goals for the ESIP Education Committee are to continue sharing ESIP-community resources broadly and raising the visibility of these resources; to promote the development and sharing of data science concepts into Earth science instructional materials; and promote the use of data and data tools in formal and informal learning settings.

A little about me: Shelley Olds is an instructional designer with ESIP partner organization, EarthScope Consortium, collaborating with partners to create learning modules to disseminate geodesy-related activities, data products, and data tools for k-12 and free choice learning environments. With more than 20 years in the field, she has led various projects to visualize and learn about geoscience hazards through kinesthetic and hands-on demonstrations, paper and computer-based investigations, and online modules that infuse coding. Throughout her career, Shelley has also taken a technical role in spearheading the development of data products and data exploration tools designed for educators and broader public use. She has served on many educational committees to advocate and merge data, science, and technology into learning resources. She has recently served on the education committee with the Earth Science Information Partners and on a science advisory board for the St. Vrain Valley School District Innovation Center.