Our Staff


Katherine E. Comer Santos

Katherine founded and directs The Science Exchange. She is an Adjunct Research Associate at San Diego State University’s Biology Department where she earned her master’s degree. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish Literature from the University of California at San Diego. Through a partnership with the San Diego Zoo’s Center for Research of Endangered Species, she wrote her thesis on nesting sea turtles at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station on Cuba. She has collaborated on sea turtle research in Baja California while working as the Research Coordinator for the Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias. Other international exchanges include a FIPSE-and Phi Beta Delta-sponsored internship with the University of Barcelona studying avian distributions, 2.5 years of volunteer work in sustainable agriculture with the Peace Corps, and living with a host family during a study abroad program in Granada, Spain. Her personal interests are sea turtles, travel, surfing, and snorkeling.

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Grants Coordinator

Dr. Sue Koscinski

Susan holds a Ph.D from the University of Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, with a major in Biology.  In 1980 she received an Masters in Learning Disabilities from the University of Georgia.  In addition to writing her dissertation and teaching,  she published three articles in the Journal of Learning Disabilities and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice.  Her personal interests are in travel and playing bridge.