Join a UCLA Study on Risk-taking and Anxiety

ReDiscover is proud to partner with researchers at UCLA to help kids get more involved in science!  The project, The Development of Anxiety in Youth Study (DAYS), is a landmark study funded by the National Institutes of Health, and it’s focused on understanding how brain development is linked to anxiety during adolescence.  It’s asking...

Jonathan Markowitz Bijur

Executive Director Jonathan Markowitz Bijur is a founder of Tinkering School LA, an educator, maker, and administrator with over 15 years experience in non-profit management. He has been Executive Director of reDiscover Center since 2014. His previous board and staff work includes contributions to choirs, museums, libraries, and community centers in Boston and Los...

Barb Noren

Director of Programs Barb Noren is a generalist who loves getting her hands dirty. A master maker, videographer, musical instrument designer, and experienced educator, Barb has been involved with STEAM education since 1999, and has served as Lead Tinkerer and Director of Programs at reDiscover Center since 2014, where she has guided the growth...

Samir Sanghani

Treasurer. Samir Sanghani grew up in Texas but has happily resided in Los Angeles since 2008, where he spends his time with his wife and active young boys, enjoying the weather, coaching kids sports teams, and rooting for the LA Rams. Samir is a financial type - currently a portfolio manager at Guggenheim Partners,...

Jeannine Chanin Penn

Jeannine Chanin Penn is an artist and marketing professional whose career is centered in the space between design and art. Growing up in New Jersey, her artistic philosophy was informed by time in NYC’s Soho galleries, the MOMA, Museum of Contemporary Crafts and anywhere else she could take in art and design. Jeannine first...

Kristen Paglia

Dr. Kristen Paglia has been involved with reDiscover since her teenagers were kindergartners. She joined the board in 2020. The Chief Executive Officer of P.S. Arts, Kristen is a leading voice in Los Angeles for high quality arts education for all. She has taught at UCLA and Claremont Graduate University, helped to draft California...

Max Nishimura

Max Nishimura joined reDiscover's board in 2020. Max is a Southern California native, born and raised in Orange County, California. After earning his B.A. in Sociology from UC Berkeley, Max served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Maker Guilds, a local Los Angeles nonprofit that brought STEAM and Making opportunities to underserved communities. After...

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