Yellow Scope

Yellow Scope was founded by scientists and moms, Marcie Colledge, PhD and Kelly McCollum, MPH. They met volunteering at their daughters’ school, running family STEM programs. Yellow Scope grew out of their shared passion for science, education, and closing the gender gap in science! Each kit is lovingly assembled by hand in Portland, Oregon.

Marcie has a PhD in neuroscience from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over 15 years of experience in academic science running her own research lab, publishing her work in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting her research at conferences. She also has over 10 years of teaching experience – from leading courses for undergraduate and medical students, to training students in the lab. She enjoys yoga, walking, and camping with her husband and two daughters. Marcie loves color, design, and all sorts of fonts.

Kelly has an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BS in Biology. She has over 10 years of experience conducting data analyses for publication in peer-reviewed science and medical journals and overseeing the operations of large-scale biomedical research studies. She also has a decade of formal and informal teaching experience including teaching middle school science, graduate level biostatistics, and tutoring in math. Kelly enjoys camping, gardening, listening to live music, and taking adventuresome trips with her husband and three children. She also loves puzzles and has never met a spreadsheet she didn’t like.


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