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Andrea Wiggins

Dr. Wiggins is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. She studies the science of citizen science, a type of research collaboration that involves non-professionals as core contributors, and works with project organizers on studies exploring the design, management, and technology configurations that generate optimal outcomes for technology­-enabled collaborations between diverse stakeholders. Dr. Wiggins serves on

several working groups and advisory boards for citizen science projects and open data initiatives across a variety of scientific disciplines, and regularly advises federal agencies and nonprofit organizations on citizen science project and technology design. She earned her PhD in Information Science & Technology from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies and was a postdoctoral fellow with DataONE, hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.