Claudia Bustos

Executive Director, Public Engagement

As Executive Director of Public Engagement, Claudia provides leadership, creative vision and strategy across all public programs, digital media, business, and audience development. Claudia is a Chilean-Canadian science center and informal learning leader with expertise in experience design and community engagement. She brings 19 years of experience across science centers, festivals, museums, and post-secondary institutions. She is motivated by science engagement approaches that stretch traditional boundaries of how people engage with STEM, inspiring them to explore the every day and the spectacular. Before joining The Lawrence in 2022, Claudia’s most recent roles included Chief of Creative Experience at Fort Calgary and Executive Producer at TELUS Spark Science Center in Calgary, Alberta, where she provided creative and scientific direction for all public-facing visitor experiences.  Claudia is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Calgary with a special focus on creativity and anti-oppression education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Windsor.