So I've been waiting to tell people this news because frankly I'm not sure I believe it's actually happened. I'm now working at the California Academy of Sciences as a program assistant in their new Digital Learning Program. It's kind of a dream come true for a geek like me.
I will share more details as the work progresses and becomes more clear. But in short this new position brings together a lot of my passions: digital technology, youth development , and civic engagement. And it's at the California Academy of Sciences, an interdisciplinary educational institution that brings together a planetarium, an aquarium, a natural history museum and a research facility, all under one living roof.
This is (for now) a half-time position, so I will be continuing my other great gigs at TechSoup / Nonprofit Commons and Global Kids. Along with the challenges of balancing these different responsibilities, there are already some interesting synergies among the diffferent institutions that are emerging.
I'm so grateful that after dreaming for so long about a position like this, at an institution like the Cal Academy, it's actually happening.
Don't stop believin!