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Curriculum Developer & Grant Writing Expert
Lauren is a Senior Evaluation and Research Associate at the Science Museum of Minnesota, where she leads research studies within the museum’s Science Learning Division. At the museum, she uses qualitative techniques to understand various topics related to racial equity, including engagement with visitors from underrepresented groups, and professional development for local K-12 teachers.
Prior to her role at the museum, she earned a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, with a focus in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction. She holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a focus in Language and Literacy, and a B.A. from Howard University, where she majored in English. She was a member of the 2015 cohort of the Association of Science - Technology Centers Diversity and Leadership Fellowship Program, and in 2013 she was a recipient of the Buckman Fellowship for Leadership in Philanthropy, via the University of Minnesota.
Communication & Training Development Expert
George is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Studies Department at Hamline University. He teaches courses in Family Communication, Organizational Communication, and Intercultural Communication.
His classes are primarily discussion based, often with the emphasis on improving students’ oral communication skills and analytical skills. The communication skills that the students learn in Professor Gaetano’s classes enhance their family, interpersonal, and work relationships.
He graduated from Hunter College in New York with his Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He continued his education and graduated with a Master of Arts, couple years then later he earned his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Minnesota.