Rene Francolini

Rene is our resident scientist, and the "Lab" part of LabOratory! Originally a Jersey girl, she left to study at Carnegie Mellon University, where she did her undergrad and master's in Biological Sciences and Computational Biology. She always loved the ocean, so upon her graduation, she worked on an oyster farm prior to starting as a Research Assistant at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where she studies genetics of the ocean. When not in the lab, you can find her on stage in local theater productions, baking up nerdy and delicious baked goods in her kitchen, or hanging out with horseshoe crabs on the tidal flats of Cape Cod. 


Sam is our Sound Designer extraordinaire, and the "Oratory" part of LabOratory! Originally from Pennsylvania, she went on to study Music Industry at Northeastern and has her Master's in Sound Design from CalArts. Through the years she has worked with a variety of theaters on some great projects, from Pippin at the A.R.T. in Cambridge to Stomp in New York City. However, her talents go beyond backstage technical work, as she has recently been on stage with The Provincetown Theater in The Laramie Project and Falmouth Theater Guild's Fun Home. Sam loves playing sports, yoga, and has a not-so-secret talent of creating amazing works of chalkboard art.

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