WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
Our close-knit team of dreamers works hard to achieve our mission to inspire lifelong learning and interest in STEM. Working at the Center is fast-paced, challenging, and gives us the opportunity to be collaborative and creative. We believe in what we do and we strive to make the Treasure Valley (and world) a better place, full of curious, scientifically literate citizens who know the power of lifelong learning. We believe in belonging and inclusion, and we believe STEM is for everyone.
Development Relations Coordinator
Fun Fact: "The average temperature on Mars is approximately -81°F"
Director of Development
Director of Education
Fun Fact: "Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the scientific name for brain freeze"
Fun Fact: "20% of Earth’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest"
Weekend Education Supervisor
Fun Fact: "Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain Dance"
Fun Fact: "The latin name for ferret, Mustela putorius furo means "smelly little thief""
Visitor Services & Events Manager
Fun Fact: "It is impossible to eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds without drinking anything...I've tried...Several times."
Hannah Mae Schaeffer
Director of Operations
Fun Fact: "Sunlight takes 8 minutes to reach the earth"
Fun Fact: "Sloths are related to armadillos!"
Weekend Reception Supervisor
Fun Fact: "The Earth isn't flat, but according to the inflationary theory, the universe is measurably flat."
Membership & Communications Coordinator
Fun Fact: "The Hubble telescope can be used to see more than 13 billion years into the past!"