Transforming science education through research-driven innovation

Alyssa Markle

Kate Chambers is an award-winning graphic designer who started working at BSCS in 2020 when she was in design school. She designs curriculum graphics and brand identities for multiple projects at BSCS.  Kate also works with the marketing team to design marketing materials. She loves that she can use design to help make a positive impact on science education through her work.

A lot of graphic designers have an artistic background, but that is not the case with Kate. She has her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied sociology and anthropology, and after that she acquired her associates in multimedia graphic design from Pikes Peak Community College. Kate combines her knowledge of people and cultures with her design skills to create strategic designs that appeal to the right audiences and send the right visual message. Her passion lies in designing branding and marketing materials because that is the area of graphic design where social science, design thinking, and business come together.

When Kate isn’t designing graphics for BSCS, she spends most of her time working on projects for her own company where she specializes in assisting small businesses with their brand strategy and brand design. She also serves as the public service committee chair for the American Advertising Federation of Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, concerts, and travelling.

Seth Van Doren joined BSCS Science Learning as a Research Project Manager in January 2021. Prior to joining BSCS Science learning Seth worked as a research assistant at the Concord Consortium on a project integrating a suite of Internet of Things technologies and computational thinking practices into high school biology curricula. Prior to that he worked as a student assistant at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he assisted with coordinating the lab’s internship program and was a part of a research team studying the impact of a research experience program for community college students.

Seth earned a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in Math and Science Education from the University of California, Berkeley. He resides on unceded Ohlone territory in the city of Oakland, California. He enjoys cooking, maintaining his bicycles and riding them in search of the best scenery, coffee, and beer in the East Bay.

Renée Touchette joined BSCS in 2004. She currently serves as the Human Resources Manager and is responsible for employee relations, benefits administration, and office administration.

Before joining BSCS, Renée served as an executive assistant in the executive offices at AccentCare, a fast growing start-up in the healthcare industry. Prior to that she spent 13 years with AeA, a trade association for the high tech industry, where she was executive director of the Los Angeles Council.

Renée received a PHR certification for HR professionals in June 2008, is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is active in the local Mountain States Employers Council.