Staff, GSRs, Interns

Colleen Stone, Center Manager

Email: cmasseng(at)

Colleen (Massengale) Stone is a full time interdisciplinary research coordinator at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). She manages all public relations and administrative aspects that support the Science & Justice Research Center (SJRC), the Science & Justice Working Group (SJWG), the Science & Justice Training Program (SJTP), its projects and grants, curriculum and visiting scholar programs. As center manager, Colleen focuses on the progression of priorities that reflect the integration of the Center’s agenda of integrating emerging science and justice research and pedagogical approaches, foci and goals for developing public forums, policy papers and articles that translate research into the social, digital, and online spheres, ultimately raising the public platform of science and justice research. Additionally, Colleen is the department assistant for sociology.

Prior to joining UCSC, Colleen worked for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department as a correctional assistant coordinating court orders and sentences of defendants as a liaison between County and State Corrections and Superior Courts of Riverside County, California. Colleen previously held several corporate retail administrative management positions before leaving the states to teach 10th and 11th grade (equivalent) Conversational English at Xin Huaizhong (Huai’an High School) in Eastern China’s Jiangsu province.

From the University of California at Riverside, Colleen obtained a BA in Sociology with a concentration in intercultural and interpersonal relations as well as a BA in Critical Dance Studies (history and theory) focusing on choreographic research and pedagogy together with cultural and ethnographic, historical and theoretical studies. And from the Mt. San Jacinto College, an AA in Humanities. Colleen has been a freelance dancer, choreographer, production management assistant and production technologist since 1997 throughout Southern California venues and is currently interested in devising original performing arts pieces expanding public engagement with science-and-justice themes.

Colleen aims to approach each interaction and opportunity to learn, understand and enjoy.

Graduate Student Researchers

Our Graduate Student Researchers provide support with our events, assist with envisioning and documenting the growth of our program, and assist with supervision of our artists in residence and undergraduate research assistants.

Dennis Browe (2019-20)

Dennis Browe is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz.

Past Graduate Student Researchers

Andy Murray (2016-19)

Sociology, UC Santa Cruz. More on Andy's research.

Katherine Weatherford Darling (2016)

Sociology, UC San Francisco

More on Kate’s research.

Samuael Topiary  (2014-2016)

Film & Digital Media

More on Topiary’s research.


Lizzy Hare (2014-2015)


More on Lizzy’s research.

Martha Kenney (2013-2014)

History of Consciousness

More on Martha’s research