Michele Crowl is the executive director of a nonprofit science center called Discovery Space, located in State College, PA. For the past 16 years, she has been involved in starting, growing and sustaining educational nonprofits in Florida, Oregon and Pennsylvania through leadership and volunteerism. Her goal is to provide accessible and fun educational opportunities to children to ensure that they have bright futures. She holds a PhD in Science Education and BS in Astrophysics from Penn State University and an MS in Informal Science Learning from Oregon State University. Outside of work, Michele enjoys traveling and exploring new hobbies.