Educational Exhibits Coordinator
Lauren Bína (she/her) is excited to create educational exhibit content and facilitate conversations that foster curiosity and inquiry for CSU Spur as the Educational Exhibits Coordinator. For over 10 years, Lauren has been working in both formal and informal educational settings developing and facilitating programming for K-12 students and educators.
Lauren began her professional career as a classroom teacher focusing on darkroom photography and alternative photographic printing methods. She quickly became passionate about the intersection of science and art. After gaining experience as a classroom teacher, Lauren moved to Minneapolis, MN where she worked as a Lead Educator at the Walker Art Center. While there, she developed and facilitated hybrid K-12 programming that used art as a tool to learn about and connect with larger concepts including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Lauren also works as a sculptural and photographic artist and enjoys experimenting with different materials and how they interact with one another.
Lauren received a Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. She holds a K-12 Teaching License from the Colorado State Board of Education. Lauren enjoys camping, creating art, exploring new places, and playing board games. She lives in Denver with her husband, Carson, and their dog, Olive.