GGC Instructor Named to Mobile Lab Coalition Board of Directors

10.03.22
Ashley LaVerdure standing in front of Gene Machine

Greenwood, SC – Ashley LaVerdure, Operations Manager and Instructor for the Greenwood Genetic Center’s Division of Education, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Mobile Laboratory Coalition.

The Mobile Laboratory Coalition (MLC) is an international community of traveling STEM outreach programs. The organization provides education, fosters collaboration, and serves as a central resource of knowledge, curricula, and best practices for member programs.

LaVerdure, who will serve a two-year term on the MLC board, joined GGC in 2019 as an instructor traveling across SC and leading activities for middle and high school students through the Center’s popular ‘Gene Machine’ and ‘Helix Express’ Mobile Science Labs. She was recently promoted to operations manager for the program.

“I’m thrilled to serve on the MLC board to continue to encourage collaboration within our community and to learn from other programs dedicated to informal science education,” said LaVerdure. “Mobile lab programs face unique challenges, and working closely with others in the mobile lab community benefits everyone – most importantly, our students and teachers.”

“We are so proud that Ashley will be representing GGC as a leader in this coalition that has been so beneficial to the development and success of our mobile lab outreach here in South Carolina,” said Leta Tribble, PhD, GGC’s Director of Education. “Ashley is a wonderful instructor with initiative and great ideas on how to expand our reach. GGC and the MLC are fortunate to benefit from her enthusiasm and leadership.”

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