The Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) recently welcomed two new staff and announced the promotion of two current staff.
• Courtney Armbruster joined the museum as the director of marketing and communications. She oversees all of the organization’s direct communications and outreach with visitors and the community. She has nearly 25 years of experience with marketing, design and writing in the engineering, architecture, and healthcare industries. She most recently served as the director of marketing for a local nonprofit healthcare provider. Armbruster has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Cornell University. She resides in Cicero.
• Sierra Messina-Yauchzy joined as the inclusions program coordinator for the museum’s education department. She coordinates programs related to inclusion, diversity and accessibility, with the goal of expanding the reach of the MOST to reach additional groups within the CNY community who have been historically underrepresented within STEM fields. She previously worked with a nonprofit where she taught fourth to eighth grade classes focused on coding, robotics, engineering and music. Sierra is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she studied engineering and educational psychology. She lives in Syracuse.
• Evelyn Fabian Crast was promoted to assistant director of finance, where she manages accounts payable, revenue recording and human resources responsibilities. She has worked at the MOST for 19 years, with the last six years in the finance department. She resides in Syracuse.
• Samera Chapman was promoted to assistant director of education. She helps lead the design, development and execution of educational programs for learners of all ages who visit the museum. Her role includes hands-on educational opportunities for tens of thousands of local school children who participate in diverse activities at the museum annually. She has been at the MOST since 2022. She resides in Liverpool.