Our team is growing! This week we welcomed Camille Santistevan to CSCCE, who, as our new Lead Trainer and Curriculum Development Specialist, will work with center Director Lou Woodley to consolidate and expand our suite of trainings and associated materials.
She will also co-lead the fall training modules that we’re piloting with members of our community of practice, and work with the team as we plan out the next steps for our flagship training, the Community Engagement Fellowship Program.
Camille comes to CSCCE from The City University of New York, where she has worked as Associate Director of Public Relations for the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) since 2014. In her time there, she helped build a community of researchers from across the University and at a variety of career stages who used ASRC’s facilities and equipment. She was also instrumental in developing and delivering a science education curriculum for the center, while overseeing numerous outreach and engagement programs and events.
“Scientific community managers are the change agents of the 21st century; I’m thrilled to be working with professionals who are committed to optimizing organizations that are advancing human knowledge and solving the world’s most challenging problems.”Camille Santistevan
Prior to her work at ASRC, Camille was involved in social science research into youth development and motivation. She designed, delivered, and evaluated evidence-based career development programs sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York, and Bachelors in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Camille also brings extensive experience in online and in-person training, facilitation, and event planning. At ASRC, she organized special events including open houses, public programs, and symposia, while overseeing operation and rentals of a venue that hosts 500+ events annually.
In 2019, Camille took part in CSCCE’s Community Engagement Fellowship Program, which helped her understand how her experience in communications, workforce development, social work, and political science is relevant to the world of science. She’s looking forward to further integrating her social science background in her work here at CSCCE.
Please join us in welcoming Camille to the team, and stay tuned for more information on our fall training schedule, coming soon!