Thrivner is a woman-owned small business with extensive experience serving academia, industry, non-profits, and government. We provide services such as program development, strategic planning, facilitation, meditation, coordination, data visualizations, and agile implementation. Our team brings knowledge and expertise in areas such as adaptation, mitigation, resilience, social science, preservation, foresight, and policy development to serve our customers to the best of our ability.
Since 2006, Thrivner has had a history of delivering extraordinary results informed by deep, useful knowledge and effective, innovative approaches. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you thrive.
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Murielle has been with Thrivner since 2011. Her responsibilities include discussing, understanding, and making decisions regarding a wide array of complex project management issues; developing project work plans and calendars; and synchronizing project activities so that they complement each other. She manages day-to-day client interactions and summarizes conclusions in easy-to-understand reports. Previously, she served as Research Director for the Campaign Study Group and as Senior Editorial Researcher for Special Investigations at the Los Angeles Times. Murielle holds a B.A. in Political Science from LeMoyne College (Syracuse, New York) and an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University (Washington, D.C.).
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Andrew became interested in the intersection of science and policy through his involvement in various programs and activities with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Association for Graduate and Professional Students, and National Public Radio, among others. In his role at Thrivner, he has leveraged these experiences to provide clients with support conducting background research, developing data visualizations, and implementing strategic planning. Andrew holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biology from Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan).
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Jenni has served in many different fields, all of which relied
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Emily leverages her extensive knowledge in biology and project management to direct the efficient and meaningful delivery of services to Thrivner clients. She has led an extensive research program that resulted in multiple co-authored academic research articles published in top tier journals such as PLoS Biology and Current Biology. Emily completed her postdoctoral research in Integrative Biology at the University of California Berkeley (Berkeley, California), holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biology from the University of Rochester (Rochester, New York); a Master of Science in Biology from the University of Rochester (Rochester, New York); and a double Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona).
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Dori has facilitated program development outcomes in the public and private sectors since 1993. Clients have included small businesses, universities, other not-for-profits, and federal agencies. Dori has conducted extensive co-authored academic research on climate change adaptation, sustainability, human existential risk reduction, unintended consequences, and futures, all of which is published in journals as varied as Sustainability and Risk Analysis. She has also taught university entrepreneurship classes. Dori holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee); a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia); and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Mary Baldwin University (Staunton, Virginia).
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Ian has served as a research engineer, system analyst, and software developer, usually at the same time. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia).
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Janine has been involved in hospitality and event planning for over 30 years. She provides team and client support with a focus on providing professional and polished event experiences. Her responsibilities center on coordinating meeting logistics and planning food and beverage services to create a welcoming and positive event atmosphere so the principal participants can focus on their area of expertise.
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Emily has an extraordinary record of effective management, communications, program guidance, and implementation experience. She combines substantive knowledge in marine science and coastal policy with strategic management skills to ensure programs are effectively implemented with appropriate milestones, workflow, strategic planning, and foresight. Leveraging experience with the American Geosciences Institute, National Science and Technology Council’s Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction, U.S. Group on Earth Observations, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and an extensive network, Emily is a veteran at meeting overall program objectives as well as specific task-oriented deliverables. She holds a B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina).