Antanesha Mayfield, known to her friends and coworkers as “Anna,” is the longest tenure as Spark!Lab Facilitator among our current staff. "I originally started to volunteer in the former Spark!Lab [open at NMAH from 2008 to 2012] when I was 12 years old," she recalled. "I’ve officially been working in the new Spark!Lab since its opening in July 2015."
Her responsibilities include interacting with the parents and kids and using inquiry-based learning techniques to help kids think outside the box and help them better understand the invention process. A staff member once aptly noted how Anna distinctively provides our visitors with a warm experience: “She is so excited and calm at the same time.”