Dori Friedman

Dori Friedman has been a technology and maker educator for over 30 years. Currently, she is a Makerspace and Innovation Coordinator at an independent school in the Pacific Palisades, California. In her role, she collaborates with students and teachers, across every subject, to seamlessly integrate skills that leverage a maker mindset into unique, hands-on, and...

Tracey Roden

Tracey Roden brings over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector. She joined the Rediscover Center Board in 2023. As a non-profit consultant, Tracey specializes in branding, communications, and visual design helping nonprofits maximize their impact through clear messaging and compelling design. Previously, Tracey held leadership positions at the Downtown Women’s Center and Chrysalis,...

Bailey Fisher

Development Associate Bailey Fisher (she/her) is the Development Associate. She joined reDiscover Center in 2024 after graduating from UCLA in 2023 with a degree in Political Science and minor in Spanish. At UCLA, Bailey was named a Changemaker Scholar with the Center for Community Engagement and Social Change, where she conducted research on youth engagement...

Kevin M. Garcia

A lifelong Los Angeles resident who’s passionate about childhood education and educational equity.  With over 10 years of office working experience, Kevin joined reDiscover in the Summer of 2022 as the Office Coordinator for the reDiscover Center Venice location on 12958 W. Washington. The friendly voice you’ll frequently hear on the phone when calling reDiscover,...

Jennifer Racusin

Community Programs Manager Jennifer Racusin is an experienced arts and STEM educator based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the Community Programs Manager at reDiscover Center, where she is committed to promoting sustainability and fostering creativity in children. Her art has been featured in venues such as The Music Center, LACMA, the Skirball Center, the Bowers Museum,...

Patrick Smith

Camp Programs Manager Patrick Smith (he/him) joined reDiscover as a program facilitator in 2023, and now manages camp enrollment, program design, and staff training as Camp Programs Manager. Patrick has been teaching theatre, art, design, and tinkering to kids of all ages since 2012 through an approach that embraces collaboration, hands-on exploration, and productive failure....

Kate Zankowicz

Mid City Programs Manager Kate Zankowicz (she/her/hers) is a museum educator who has created community-driven, inclusive arts and nature programming in museums in Canada and the U.S. for the past 20 years. Her practice has centered around creating collaborative programming with—not for—communities. She holds a PhD in Education, with a focus on museum education from...

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