Louw brings 15 years of experience in science communication and the design of informal learning experiences to the center. Her design research practice spans a range of educational media environments including broadcast television, websites, multimedia exhibits and informal learning venues from museum to everyday public spaces. She has written and produced science documentaries and web content for WGBH/NOVA and the Scientific American Frontiers series on PBS. While at the Chedd-Angier Production Company she produced numerous interactive multimedia exhibits for museums and science-technology centers. Before joining UPCLOSE, Louw worked at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh as a project developer and grant writer for the NSF funded How People Make Things traveling exhibit. In 2003, Louw completed a M.A. in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University where she applied design and human-computer interaction approaches to the conceptualization, development and use of technology in informal learning experiences.