Laurel Miller is the manager of Spark!Lab and the Lemelson Center’s public programs. As part of the Education staff, she oversees the rest of the Spark!Lab team and volunteer corps that help facilitate meaningful and innovative experiences for visitors of all ages. She is excited to see the next generation of inventors get inspired in Spark!Lab.
Laurel earned her Bachelors in Art History from the George Washington University and her Masters in Museum Education and Leadership from the Bank Street College of Education. Her particular interest is in how museums and hands-on spaces encourage family learning and engagement. Before joining the Lemelson Center, Laurel coordinated public programs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and brings a more interdisciplinary approach to thinking about invention and innovation.