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Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Andrea Wiggins

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New Mexico

Andrea Wiggins

Andrea Wiggins is a Postdoctoral Fellow with DataONE and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She is an interdisciplinary researcher who studies the design and evolution of sociotechnical systems for large-scale collaboration, bringing together her broader research interests data-intensive science, distributed collaboration, and social computing. Andrea's current research focuses on the role of technologies in supporting public participation in scientific research. She is interested in how ordinary people become involved in meaningful real-world research through citizen science projects and how technologies can help. Andrea serves on working groups and advisory boards for citizen science across a variety of scientific domains and is a co-chair for DataONE's Public Participation in Scientific Research Working Group.

Andrea has earned a PhD in Information Science & Technology from Syracuse University, an MSI in Information from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Alma College. Her prior work includes studies of open source software development practices, collaboration through scientific workflow management systems, and intellectual exchange networks based on faculty hiring. She also has professional experience in nonprofit management and web analytics.

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