Meet the Tech Interactive’s new CEO

The Tech Interactive introduced Katrina Stevens as its new president and CEO on Tuesday morning, ushering in what promises to be a new era for the downtown San Jose science and learning center. And she says that the Tech as a vital role to play even with its doors closed because of the pandemic.

“Oftentimes, the spark that ignites young people happens outside the classrooms,” said Stevens, 49, who is currently the Director of Learning Science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. “Informal learning spaces have always had a key role, and, in the time of COVID, I think the Tech has an even more important role. Educators and parents right now are scrambling to find really high-quality resources they can do with minimal tools at home and the Tech is perfectly positioned to be able to do that.”

She says she was impressed by the Tech’s ability to take its

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