Citizen Science Cheerleading Project

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Science Cheer LogoScience Cheerleader is making it easy for Pop Warner cheerleaders and coaches to connect with Science Cheerleader activities and their members.

Pop Warner Cheerleaders can practice several cheers and measure their heart rates, share their own cheers and activities, and also work with a local Science Cheerleader to meet with your team. Below are some ways you can connect with the Science Cheerleaders:

1)  Invite a local Science Cheerleader to meet with your team to:

  • Get tips from the pros on crowd engagement
  • Discover what it takes to be a professional cheerleader
  • Learn about science and technology careers
  • Hear their inspiring stories of being professional cheerleaders and scientists/engineers
  • Lead a science cheer with your team!

2) Incorporate one or more of the Science Cheerleader Cheers at your next event or game (invite a Science Cheerleader to join you!):

Click Here to download the "Science Cheerleader Cheers" full document.

3) Create your own Science Cheerleader Cheer and share it on the Science Cheerleader and Pop Warner Facebook pages!

4) Encourage cheerleaders to participate in "citizen science" activities.

5) Share videos and pictures of your Science Cheerleader activities on the Science Cheerleader and Pop Warner Facebook pages!

Smart Phone Apps:

DROID: Instant Heart Rate by AZumio Inc.
iPhone: Instant Heart Rate by Modula d.o.o.
iPhone: iSeismometer by ObjectGraph LLC

Find a Science Cheerleader in Your Area:

Set up fun Science Cheerleading projects by contacting your local Science Cheerleaders.  Click on Name for more information on that Science Cheerleader

Arizona (Phoenix):

Marcie Ford -
Arizona Cardinals (former)
Electrical Engineer

Rani McLenon -
Arizona Cardinals (former)
Certified personal trainer 

California (Los Angeles):

Taylor Hooks -
Los Angeles Clippers (former)
MRI Technologist

Marcie Ford -
Arizona Cardinals (former) Now lives in LA
Electrical Engineer

San Francisco (Bay Area)

Thera Santos -
Golden State Warriors
Electrical Engineer

Colorado (Denver)

Lorin OToole -
Washington Wizards (former)
B.S. Environmental & M.S. in Health & Exercise Science

Heather Crockett -
Cincinatti Bengals (former)
Dentist, Yale graduate degree

Vienna Mattiolo -
New England Patriots (former)
Certified Fitness Trainer & Shelton Pop Warner Cheerleading Head Coach

Sandra Shakalov Johnson -
Buffalo Bills (former)
Personal trainer/educator/ physical therapist program

Illinois (Chicago):

Emily Salans -
Chicago Rush
Master’s Degree in organic chemistry
Indiana (Indianapolis):

Kristin McKinney -
Indianapolis Colts (former)
Certified Medical Assistant

Georgia (Atlanta):
Jessica Tamburro -
Atlanta Hawks (former)
Science Teacher

Sara Chaney -
Atlanta Hawks
Medical speech pathologist and endoscopist

Kristy Bearden –
Atlanta Falcons

Maryland (Baltimore):

Joanna Tippett -
Baltimore Ravens
Environmental scientist/Geologist

Massachusetts (Boston):

Jennifer Snipes -
Atlanta Falcons (former)
Working on advanced degree, Physicians Assistant

Missouri (St. Louis):

Crystal Jones -
St Louis Rams

Kelly Ott –
St. Louis Rams (former)
Registered Nurse/Clinical educator

North Carolina (Charlotte):

Brooke McCray -
Charlotte Bobcats

Lindsey Yoder –
Carolina Panthers
Automation Engineer

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia):

Kelly Nickischer -
Philadelphia Eages (former)
Science Teacher

Allison Grosso -
Philadelphia Eagles (former)
Chemistry/Biology degrees (Medical sales)

Erin Donnelly -
St. Louis Rams (former)
Several degrees, completing doctorate in psychology


Melissa Hodges -
TN Titans (former)
Neuro researcher

Texas (Houston):

Ada Abanobi -  a_abanobi
Houston Texans (former)
Emergency Room Nurse

Summer Williams -
Houston Texans (former)
Space engineer, NASA

Virginia (Richmond):

Stacy Andrews -
Richmond Raiders

If one is not listed, to locate a Science Cheerleader in your area please contact Darlene Cavalier at