Sample of some of the amazing folks we have been lucky to host at Dinalab!

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Jorge Medina

Date 1 year ago
Jorge Medina ( ) is one of Panama's top birders, and also an exploding...

Serena Joury

Date 2 years ago
My name is Serena, and I’m the most recent addition to the Dinalab team of...

Chelsea Wagner

Date 2 years ago / @makemorefresh Chelsea is an artist and horticulturalist living in Brooklyn, NY. Best known...

Lieke van Zijl

Date 2 years ago
Hi everyone! I am Lieke and for the upcoming three months I will be a...

Paula Te

Date 2 years ago
After teaching the Materials of Electronics class at CIID with Andy, I visited the Digital...

David Defilippis

Date 3 years ago
I’m a graduate candidate at Marquette University in Wisconsin USA. I study community ecology in...

Amy Koehler

Date 4 years ago
Amy is an awesome scientific illustrator who has been spending her time in Dinalab making...

Cindy Cifuentes

Date 4 years ago
Cindy works as a researcher for Rachel Page's bat lab and Wouter Halfwerk's frog research...


Kitty Quitmeyer

Kitty Quitmeyer is a librarian turned professional yarn-crafter. Her interests lie in sustainability, fiber arts, books, and endangered animals.  She is the co-director of Dinalab, and she develops and maintains lab infrastructure while running workshops, events, and logistics. She also leads the upcycling initiative at Dinalab. Her work ensures that the majority of our prototyping and artistic materials are made from garbage we remove from the environs.

Kitty creates yarn-crafted artwork to bring attention to scientific practices and discoveries. She also spends her time volunteering with an endangered animal rescue center. You can see more of her works at and

Andrew Quitmeyer

Dr. Andrew Quitmeyer designs new ways to interact with the natural world. His transdisciplinary work spans scientific and design processes, from material exploration and natural experimentation to artistic outreach. Quitmeyer has worked with large organizations like Cartoon Network, IDEO, and the Smithsonian; taught as a tenure-track professor at the National University of Singapore; and even had his research turned into a (silly) television series called “Hacking the Wild,” distributed by Discovery Networks.

Andy spends most of his time volunteering with smaller organizations and communities, and he most recently founded the field-station maker-space, Digital Naturalism Laboratories. In the rainforest of Gamboa, Panama, Dinalab blends biological fieldwork and technological crafting with a community of local and international scientists, artists, engineers, and animal rehabilitators. We build scientific tools for field biologists, enrichment toys for animal rehabilitation, and community through open workshops and events. Our research’s largest event, the international Digital Naturalism Conference, brings together hundreds of participants from all fields to collaborate on finding new ways of interacting with nature.