Daniel ZevinPublic Education Specialist
Dan has been working in a variety of STEM-related fields for over 30 years. He currently manages multiple education and outreach efforts for SSL’s Multiverse education team, and founded/directs the Bay Area Teen Science (B.A.T.S.) initiative. Most of Dan’s work with Multiverse involves important partnerships with other University of California departments and Bay Area education organizations. In this capacity, he currently serves as Co-Chair for UC Berkeley’s Coalition for Education and Outreach (CEO), a community of practice for UC Berkeley and other Bay Area STEM education and outreach practitioners and researchers. In addition, Dan is an Advisory Group member for the Climate Readiness Institute, a Founding Member of the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition, and a Board Member/Mentor at TeenTechSF. At SSL, Dan is also the volunteer coordinator for the Stardust@home citizen science project, and manages a number of undergraduate student appointments, including student research assistants for NASA’s ICON Mission. Prior to his arrival at SSL, Dan was a Senior Project Manager at the Exploratorium for the National Science Foundation’s NISE Network. He also worked for five years at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific where he managed several multi-year National Science Foundation programs. Dan’s other past career efforts focused more on environmental education and wildlife conservation, including three years as Program Director at NatureBridge’s Golden Gate Campus, which initiated the first-of-their-kind San Francisco Bay Area STEM-based “Youth Summits” through the TEEM program. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, he served as Project Manager/Associate Zoologist with The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, and as a Research Assistant at the Los Angeles Zoo very near where he grew up. Dan received his B.S. degree in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University.