Neuroscience Opportunities for Discovery and Equity (NODE) Members break down the silos of engagement work and develop community engagement infrastructure that is accessible for advocates and translatable to academic and nonacademic audiences. Interested in becoming a member? Submit engagement request.

Karrie Molitor

Karrie Molitor

Karrie Molitor is the MnDRIVE Program Manager for the Discovery and Treatments for Brain Conditions. She manages the program's administrative operations and coordinates neuromodulation events, outreach activities, and fellowship opportunities. She is also the Administrative Manager for the Medical Discovery Team on Addiction and the Program Manager for the Minnesota Neuroimaging Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Cheryl Olman

Cheryl Olman, PhD

Cheryl Olman has a bachelor's degree in physics and a doctorate in neuroscience. This means that she has passion for both life sciences and physical sciences and is always looking for ways to give more people a chance to enjoy discovering things about the world. She leads the public engagement workgroup for the Department of Psychology and is eager to build more connections across the many departments on campus that study brains.

Seth Thompson

Seth K. Thompson, PhD

Seth Thompson is the Director of Outreach in the College of Biological Sciences and brings nearly a decade of experience in implementing public engagement and outreach programs. He also has expertise in STEM education research, an affiliation with the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning, and multiple publications relating to inquiry-based science education and STEM equity.


Danielle L. Watt, PhD

Danielle Watt is the Director of the Office of Biomedical Graduate Research, Education and Training (BGREAT) at the University of Minnesota, Medical School where she focuses on the recruitment and retention of graduate students and efforts centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.