Patty Montaño

Education & Outreach Associate, Evaluator

Patty Montaño


Patricia (Patty) is a scientist, museologist, and evaluator. She holds two master's degrees from the University of Washington in Biology and Museology. Her passions include learning from public audiences about how to make STEM programs fun and accessible and helping organizations develop informal STEM programs.


She has evaluated and researched programs and exhibits for museums and educational organizations such as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Museum of Science Boston, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and History Colorado. She also volunteers for the Visitor Studies Association and Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation at the American Alliance of Museums. At CIRES she manages a new project funded by the National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning program.

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