Matt is the Program Manager for NBC2 at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). After earning a B.S. in Biology from St. John Fisher College, he pursued a Master’s degree in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where he studied the effect of intercropping switchgrass and loblolly pine on small mammals. Following his Master’s work, Matt entered a doctoral training program in Environmental Health Science at UNCG to study the genetics of thermal plasticity (an individual’s response to temperature) in a perennial herb, Plantago lanceolata.
Matt has accompanied his educational career with teaching in a broad range of subjects at both the K-12 and university level. Recently he served as an NSF GK-12 Resident Scientist where he developed inquiry-based, hands-on lessons in K-12 classrooms, and helped in the creation of school-based teams to teach science concepts and methods.
Cianna is the Program Manager for NBC2 at Bucks County Community College (BCCC). Prior to joining NBC2, she served as the BCCC Program Coordinator for the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (c3bc) grant from the US Department of Labor. In this role she supported the c3bc funded implementation of the college’s Biomanufacturing course, a capstone course in the Biotechnology Associate’s Degree and Certificate Programs, partnered with local bioscience industries and workforce development agencies to identify employment opportunities for biotechnology students and provided career planning assistance to students in the program.
Cianna holds a MA Degree in Biochemistry from Boston University and spent several years in industry as a bioanalytical scientist and has extensive experience in protein purification, immuno and bioassay method development and validation.