Vice President of Education
Lauren joined the Museum in early 2009 with the goal to build a comprehensive educational program that will make the Museum and its resources accessible for and responsive to all who seek to explore the ongoing history of computers and their impact on the way we live, work, think, and play. Lauren oversees the development of all education programs and materials. Her background includes over 20 years of experience in a wide range of educational settings, ranging from preschools to universities and museums.
Prior to joining the Museum, she worked at Stanford University, serving both as Associate Curator for Education at the Cantor Arts Center and as a Lecturer in the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program (STEP).
She also served as Education Specialist for Family Audiences at The J. Paul Getty Museum. Lauren has consulted for numerous science, art, and children’s museums around the country, advising them on the development of exhibits, learning spaces, and activities; and writing educational materials for parents, children, and teachers. Lauren has worked with the Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.
She holds an AB in psychology and studio art from Smith College and a PhD in developmental psychology from UC Berkeley.