San Diego Air & Space Museum position highlights:
Directed all educational programs, including hands-on interactive workshops, outreach programs, youth group programs, traveling educational exhibits, after-school programs, Pre-K special programs, programs aimed specifically at girls, sleepovers, and summer camps covering a wide variety of subject areas, from math and science to history and art.
Created “Fly Your Ride,” a flying car hybrid engineering competition. Teams build a vehicle, release it down a ramp, and try to land it safely on the other side of the gap. Open to students in Grades 6-9, budget and material rules also mean that this competition is open to the widest possible audience, attracting hundreds of teams.
Creation of other competitions including “Green Skills For Life,” an environmental-themed competition where students showcased everyday differences they can make in our lives.
Developed teacher training programs including in partnership with organizations such as NASA, San Diego State University, Fleet Science Center, Sally Ride Science, and University of California San Diego.
Oversight of social media by hiring and supervising the museum’s first social media coordinator.
Created classes and interpretive programming tied to temporary exhibitions annually, plus educational exhibit guides.
Facilitating direct connections with NASA into content for education programming.
Created and organized special one-day festival-type events such as Space Day, with NASA and astronaut representation, plus inclusion in Balboa-Park-wide family days.
Working with internal and external grant-writers to bring in needed funds for museum education.
Worked with local groups specializing in students with disabilities to promote and ensure greater inclusion in programming.