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Danielle Lee

Danielle Lee, MS Thesis in Dr. Michael Ferkins Lab, now a Ph.D Candidate
at The University of Missouri-St. Louis presented her dissertation, titled "Individual differences in exploratory behavior of praire voles, Microtus ochrogaster" a symposium on animal personality at the 31st Annual International Ethological Conference in Rennes, France.  She also presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.  A recipient of the 2009 Diversity Scholars Program at the American Institute of Biological Sciences her research awards include grants and fellowships from NSF (Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant), American Society of Mammalogists, Sigma Xi, and the TWA Scholarship for Environmental Science. Her career interests include pursuing an academic career that emphasizes science outreach.  As an active member of the Animal Behavior Society including the Education and Diversity Committee,  a Junior Board Member of SCOPE Missouri, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missouri Ms. Lee focuses on the participation of under-served audiences in the sciences.  The author of a science and nature blog geared to inner-city young people about urban ecology and environmental science her blog was recently named the 2009 Black Weblog Award Winner-Best Science and Technology Blog.  She also is guest author for articles about science and environmental advocacy participation in "The St. Louis American" newspaper, the Young Black Professional Guide, and Everyday Citizen.

Mr. Wei Wang is a Statistician at Epsilon Data Management LLC. His responsibilities include a variety of statistical analyses such as exploratory data analysis, profiling analysis, and building models using various statistical techniques including multiple linear regression, logistic regression, two-stage model, and uplift model to achieve marketing efficiency for clients across various industries (pharmaceutical, financial etc). Prior to joining Epsilon, Mr. Wang worked for AutoZone, Inc. As a Decision Support Analyst he executed statistical models and analyzed data to support ongoing replenishment programs for over 4000 AutoZone stores and eight distribution centers. Mr. Wang holds a M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Memphis. As first author, he has published 11 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals ranging from Plant Ecology to Forest Ecology and Management.

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