San Diego Air & Space Museum position highlights: 

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  • 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.