Stacey Forsyth, Director
Stacey became CU Science Discovery’s fourth Director in August 2010. Previously, she directed K-12 education outreach at the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute, where she developed, funded and managed several science outreach programs including BioME, an NSF-funded GK-12 program, BioLink, which connected underserved girls to female undergraduate mentors, and Jr. BIOTECH, a biotechnology outreach program for middle school teachers and students. Stacey misses the Sonoran Desert (and warm winters!) but loves helping to develop new programs for Science Discovery and can’t wait until her two young children are old enough to participate! Stacey’s background is in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Science Education. She received her B.S. from the University of California, San Diego, and her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.
Anjali Maus, Community Programs Manager
Anjali Maus has been with Science Discovery since 2004, first as an instructor in the Science Explorers and Science from CU programs and then, in 2010, taking over the After-School Program. She has degrees in Dentistry and Elementary School Pedagogy and jumped at the chance to be a part of Science Discovery when she first moved to Boulder from Berlin, Germany in 2004. Anjali feels fortunate to work for an organization that encourages science exploration for kids of all ages. She loves the outdoors and spends her free time hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking and trail running.
Hester Nadel, School Programs Manager
Hester has served the K-12 science community in Colorado through her work with Science Discovery since 1999. Having previously taught in California, she gained experience in a variety of settings, ranging from junior high to adult school, that helped effectively prepare her for the work she would be doing at CU- Boulder. She appreciates the camaraderie she has with her colleagues, past and present, and is happy to be contributing to the science literacy of all the students who participate in Science Discovery programs.
Meena Palaniappan, Accountant
Meena began the first stint of her career with Science Discovery in 2005 as a registrar, while she worked her way through school. Upon completing a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Colorado- Boulder, she took a position within the Bursar’s Office. After a subsequent short stint in the School of Education, Meena has returned to Science Discovery as an Accountant. She is excited to re-join the hard-working Science Discovery team in her role. In her free time she can be found reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Maggie joined the Science Discovery team in March of 2011, after a 20-year career with Borders Books and Music. She is excited to be utilizing her marketing knowledge and expertise to promote the Science Discovery mission in any way possible. In her opinion, everyone should know about Science Discovery programs and how life changing they can be! When not working, Maggie can be found in the kitchen concocting sweet treats of all kinds for friends and loved ones or with her nose buried in a book.