Shine Bright Like a ?

July 29, 2021


A diamond is a lump of coal that did well under pressure.

Last week was a doozie. Monday was great, but the week started to go downhill until Thursday of course! The saying, a diamond is a lump of coal that did well under pressure, played in my mind more than a few times. Many of you who attended our annual RAIN Conference heard that our keynote speaker became ill and was unable to attend so our team had to do a scramble to secure a new headliner. I am proud of how the Science Center team responded to the unplanned situation and I thought it would be worthwhile to thank each of them.

Kudos, Thank you, Gracias, Merci, Arigato


Lynette Moore
Jake Ritzheimer
Natalie Coyle


Kristen Fitch
Leslie Smith
Angela De Luca

Venture Café

Angela McQuillan
Emily Meltzer
Ally Yu


Aron Starosta
Eamon Gallagher
Alexa Morse

Corporate Partnerships

Meghan Tumolo
Emily Sullivan

And of course – Sharon Pritchett!!

These folks were diamonds, last week and it is an honor to work with them. They are the heart and soul of convening and growing our ecosystem.

Tracy Brala