Dr. Christa Mulder, Program Director
Christa Mulder is an ecologist who works on plants and interactions between plants and animals. She is a professor in the Department of Biology and Wildlife and Institute of Arctic Biology. Christa is passionate about introducing young people to science; in addition to ASRA she runs several citizen science networks that allow young people to participate in data collection for real research projects. In 2017 she launched a new science education program, Fostering Science, aimed at youth in care of the State. Christa first learned about ASRA when her daughter attended an ASRA chemistry module and declared it the best camp she had been to. Five years later both of her kids have attended multiple times and even He-hoo, the family dog, has participated as a “canine assistant” in the TrackIt! module. She can’t wait to meet the 2019 cohort.