I started my professional life with roots in scientific visualization and communication, art, and design. I completed my undergraduate degree in biological and pre-medical visualization at Iowa State University and was on my way to becoming a medical animator or illustrator when I fell in love with the museum and informal education world. My time spent as a "maker-in-residence", and then as an educator and designer at the Science Center of Iowa turned into a deep curiosity about how people learn outside of school and how material and tool-rich experiences can facilitate learning. Now, I pursue this curiosity as a PhD student studying creative learning experiences at the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder. Additionally, I collaborate with creative learning organizations around the world to design and facilitate unique experiences for their learners.
"Tinkerer-in-Residence" at The Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium
Design and Research Fellow at AIMS Center
Creative learning experience designer and facilitator at the Science Center of Iowa
Co-Facilitator of automata tinkering workshops with Cabaret Mechanical Theater and Wonderful Idea Co.
DaVinci Fellow at Atlanta International School
I'm always looking for new opportunities, send me a message if you think we might be able to collaborate
Moreno, C., Hladik, S., Roque, R., & Hayden, R. (2022, Accepted). Challenges in Facilitating Computational Experiences in Informal Learning Environments. Connected Learning Summit 2022.
Finch, L., Moreno, C., & Shapiro, R.B., (2021) Luminous Science: Teachers Designing For and Developing Transdisciplinary Thinking and Learning, Cognition and Instruction, 39:4, 512-560, DOI: 10.1080/07370008.2021.1945064