James Santos (he/ him) is one of two Lead Facilitators in Spark!Lab, encouraging visitors of all ages of their inventive prowess. He is immensely inspired by the creativity and inventiveness of everyone around him. With a degree in history and psychology from the University of Maryland, James uses his diverse background to connect people, invention, and American history in many different ways, whether that be through in-person facilitation, activity development, or digital learning. Everyone is inventive, everyone has a place in history, and education is one way to foster that thinking.
James is currently working towards a dual master's degree in history and library science with a graduate certificate in digital humanities, and hopes to use these new skills to elevate his role in Spark!Lab and the National Museum of American History.