Meet the 2017 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is pleased to welcome its 2017 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—13 nine New Fellows and three Alumni Fellows—to this year’s conference in San Jose, California.

They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2017 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills.

Following in-depth workshops Thursday and Friday, they are connected to each other now and looking forward to connecting with you. Introduce yourself to the Fellows when you see them at the conference—ask them about their work and what they are passionate about!

The 2017 New Fellows are

  • Roxann Braithwaite-Grant, Ontario Science Centre
  • Ashanti Davis, Fleet Science Center
  • Rocheline Deronville, Museum of Discovery and Science
  • Georgina Diaz, California Science Center
  • Vince Iannelli, TELUS Spark
  • Lindsay Jones, Virginia Discovery Museum
  • Dana Mahoney, Thinkery
  • Delia Meza, New York Hall of Science
  • Miguel Ordenana, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Michelle Rodriguez, Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Yvette Sandoval, Explora
  • Meghan Schiedel, Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum
  • Oanh Vu, Science Museum of Minnesota

The 2017 Alumni Fellows are

  • Eric Godoy, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Cesar Cueva, Exploratorium
  • Brenda Lopez, Thinkery

The ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development is one of the programs of ASTC’s Equity and Diversity initiative, which is now supported by the new Diversity Challenge Fund.

You can use the hashtag #ASTCDiversityEveryWay (along with the main conference hashtag #ASTC2017) on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram when you tweet or post about equity, diversity, and inclusion issues in the science center and museum field.