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Outreach Coordinator

Margaret Smith-Pope, outreach coordinator, and retired from the federal government with 25 years of logistics planning and coordination experience. She spent 12 years at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) preparing operational plans and procedures for special events and dignitaries and was responsible for organizing and leading teams in guest operations planning and in developing strategies for developing major agency programs of national scope and impact. Since 2014, Ms. Smith has managed, coordinated, and executed logistics requirements for all BEST student and teacher outreach events reaching over 4000 students, and nearly 500 educators.

STEM Program Planning Associate

Linda McClelland, a retired educator with 40 years of experience developing and implementing middle as well as high school science curricula, serves as BEST’s primary liaison with Baltimore County/Baltimore City Schools and Morgan State University. She plans and coordinates STEM-themed professional development and student outreach activities.

Graphic Designer / Photographer

Michael Porterfield is a senior graphic and web designer with over 20 years of experience. He has worked over 10 years at NASA and has been an avid photographer for over 30 years.

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