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World Science Festival Staff


  • Fran Reilly
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Adam Birnbaum
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Keith Blanchard
    Chief Digital Officer
  • Derek Breuer
    Media Producer/Editor/Animator
  • Eli Chen
    Production Associate
  • Anna Cooper
    Production Associate
  • Erika Crown
    Senior Production Associate
  • Jeffrey Correa
    Director of Individual Giving
  • Aislinn Curry
    Operations & Production Associate
  • James DiGioia
    Social Media Manager
  • Peter Downing
    Producer, Outdoor & Special Events
  • Abigail Feder-Kane
    Director of Development
  • John Finen
    Director of Festival Production
  • Jennifer G. Fistere
  • Caroline Gelb
  • Daphna Goldstein
    Benefits and Payroll Manager
  • Raviva Hanser
    Senior Development Associate
  • Beth Howard
    Creative Director, Media
  • Shelley Lewis
    Editorial Director, Live Programming
  • Susan Magnano
    Associate Producer
  • Clare Marash
    Institutional Support Coordinator
  • Deborah Mayer
    Manager of Production, Media
  • Melissa Radzimski
    Executive Coordinator
  • Taryn Rejholec
    Digital Content & Design Manager
  • Julie Rossman
    Senior Creative Coordinator
  • Stefanie Roth
    General Counsel
  • Laura Roumanos
    Festival Operations Manager
  • Memo Salazar
  • Maggie Seay
    Administrative Assistant to the CEO and to the Chairman of the Board
  •   Rachel Spurrier
      Associate Director, Education Partnerships

  • Michael Squadron
    Program Producer
  • Laura van Straaten
    Senior Editorial Producer for Partnerships
  • Jeff Wallace
    Business and Finance Manager
  • Josh Zimmerman
    Assistant Manager of Media