National Park College hires new coordinator for Innovative Technologies Center Makerspace program

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National Park College’s Innovative Technologies Center has hired Christina Streeter as the new Makerspace program coordinator.

Streeter joins NPC from the University of Mississippi where she worked as operations manager for the IDEAlab Makerspace where she provided training in a variety of traditional and emerging technologies, maintained equipment, and worked closely with campus departments and the maker community through workshops and special events.

“This is a beautiful area and you really couldn’t ask for a more beautiful place to live,” said Streeter. “I was really impressed to hear what was happening here. The amount of expansion happening was really exciting and how progressive it was, especially trying to grow programs and build partnerships with universities.”

Streeter said she will undertake more outreach with the community.

“This is an exceptional Makerspace, especially to start with. Very often it is a much smaller setup,” she said. “I already feel like I have a team to work with, which is really great. I think that the Makerspace, just being able to look over some of the things that they have already accomplished in the last year, I have seen amazing things already. I am really excited to continue forward and make it grow and thrive.”

Streeter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College in Michigan. She has a double major in Theater and English with a writing emphasis.

She has 10 years of experience coordinating events and programs in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She has over 12 years of experience using and teaching emerging technologies and software systems including iMovie, virtual reality, Arduino and TinkerCAD. She has experience with makerspace instruction for K-12 programs with the Boys and Girls Club organization.

ITC Director Robin Pelton said, “We are so excited that Christina has joined our team here at the ITC and NPC. She brings knowledge, enthusiasm and problem solving skills to the ITC and her maker experience working with youth and the community will be an asset as we continue to move toward sustainable growth. I look forward to seeing what Christina develops at the ITC as we continue to offer more to K-12, the community and industry.”