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Veena Vijayakumar

Veena Vijayakumar is the Program Associate of the Biodesign Challenge. She studied Art History and Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, then went on to receive an MA in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University. Veena has worked at museums such as The Exploratorium in San Francisco and the Museum of Modern Art in New York where she focused on audience development and public programming. Veena’s research, programs, and writing highlight the value of interdisciplinary instruction in informal education spaces, namely its potential to make learning more rich and accessible to general, non-“expert” audiences.