Community Advisory Board

The Young Scientist Program has a dynamic group of volunteer advisors including current and former science teachers from the Saint Louis Public School District, faculty and administration from Washington University and other universities, as well as community business leaders and entrepreneurs. It is with their guidance and expertise that YSP continues to grow and flourish.



Tracy Bednarick
Science Curriculum Specialist, Saint Louis Public Schools


Mary Bradley
Director, Postdoctroal Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis


Shirley Bowden Brown
Former Saint Louis Public Schools (SPLS) Administrator


Lorren Buck
Coordinator - Diversity, Summer Programs & Community Outreach, Washington University in St. Louis
Chip Clatto
Principal,Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience


Anna Cook-Linsenman
Director-Finance and Administration,Washington University in St. Louis


Dr. Gautam Dantas
Assistant Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis
Catherine Determan
Funding Resources Coordinator, Office of Sponsored Research Services, Washington University in St. Louis


Dr. Barry Goldman
Funding Resources Coordinator, Office of Sponsored Research Services, Washington University in St. Louis


Dr. Charles Granger
Howard Huges Medical Institute (HHMI) Grant, Co-PI
Dr. Erik Herzog
Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis


Dr. Rona Hill
Science Teacher, Saint Louis Public Schools (SPLS)
Jennifer irvin
School - Community Health Educator, BJC


Dr. Jana Marcette
Assistant Professor, Harris-Stowe State University
Dr. Victoria May
Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences, Director of Institute for School Partnership, Washington University in Saint Louis


Dr. Jim McCarter
Entrepreneur in Residence, Monsanto

Dr. McCarter co-founded The Young Scientist Program in 1991 and has been an active supporter of the program ever since.

Jen Mosher
Coordinator Emeritus, Young Scientist Program


Dr. Michael Raney
Physician, Founder of YSP


Dr. Susan Raney
District Science Curriculum Specialist, St. Louis Public Schools
Dr. Will Ross
Associate Dean for Diversity, Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University in Saint Louis


Dr. John Russell
Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis

Dr. Russell serves as The Young Scientist Program's Faculty Advisor.

Zach Silvers
Director of Development, Washington University in Saint Louis


Rochelle Smith
Director, Diversity, Summer Programs & Community Outreach, Washington University in Saint Louis


Ashley Snyder
Director of Annual Giving, Alumni & Development, Washington University in Saint Louis
Brian Sullivan
MSTP Executive Director, Washigton University in Saint Louis


Dr. Thomas Woolsey
Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis

Dr. Woolsey served as The Young Scientist Program's Faculty Advisor for 15 years from 1998 to 2013.