Ava Goodale facilitates the Catskill Science Collaborative, where she supports coordination and communication of research initiatives in the Catskills Region of southeastern New York. She uses a team science approach to champion interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research endeavors that strengthen partnerships between multiple stakeholders. Ava is also involved in education research in the areas of place-based learning, global citizenship, and stewardship education.
Prior to joining the Cary Institute, Ava was a teacher and leader in science education for over 10 years. She ran international professional development programs, student travel expeditions, and national curriculum design initiatives. She has a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a M.A.T in biological science from Miami University.