Director of Education and Outreach, Complex Systems Science/K-12 STEM Education, Vermont Complex Systems Center/CEMS; Program Director, MassMutual Center of Excellence in Complex Systems and Data Science, University of Vermont

Current Boards: Network Science Society, MAKE Santa Fe, US Northeast Chapter of the Complex Systems Society, Generator Makerspace, Vermont Computer Science Alliance

2019 Programs: Netsci 2019, Complex Networks Winter Workshop, Reckless Ideas Community Lecture Series, Vermont Science Olympiad, Computer Science Education Summit, VCSC Tutorial Series.

2020 Programs: ALife 2020 (calls for submission open), Complex Networks Winter Workshop, Vermont Science Olympiad

Open Positions: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Complex Systems and Data Science, Graduate Fellowships in Complex Systems and Data Science, Summer Undergraduate Fellowships in Complex Systems and Data Science


Juniper Lovato is the Director of Education and Outreach for Complex Systems at the Vermont Complex Systems Center and the Program Director for the MassMutual Center of Excellence in Complex Systems and Data Science at the University of Vermont. Juniper works across generations and geographical areas to design educational resources and scientific generative processes focused on complexity science and STEM. She previously served as the Director of Education for the Santa Fe Institute, an independent complexity science research center. She is also a co-founder of MAKE Santa Fe, a not-for-profit community makerspace in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her research interests include generative processes design, ethics in science and technology, complex systems science, and equity in STEM fields.


Email: juniper.lovato@uvm.edu

Twitter: @juniperlov


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University of Vermont Complex Systems Center- Director of Educational Outreach for STEM and Complex Systems; Program Director for the MassMutual Center of Excellence on Complex Systems and Data Science

As Director of Education, Lovato designs multidisciplinary educational and research programs in complexity science at all levels of learning. She is the lead organizer of major network science events such as the inaugural Complex Networks Winter Workshop, the 2019 NetSci School and Conference, and ALife 2020. 2018-current.

Learn more at www.vermontcomplexsystems.org/events/

Santa Fe Institute - Director of Education

At SFI as Director of Education she worked to create cutting edge education programs that taught students of all levels of learning how to engage in complexity science. 2011 - 2017. 

Learn more about SFI Education at www.santafe.edu

Make Santa Fe - Co-Founder 

Co-founder of a 501(c)3 not-for-profit community makerspace and education center that encourages innovation and creativity by giving access to expensive, high-powered prototyping tools and training to artists, inventors, community members, and entrepreneurs. 2014 - present. 

Learn more about MAKE Santa Fe at https://makesantafe.org

Office of the Lieutenant Governor - Policy Researcher & Record Liaison Officer

Policy Researcher & Record Liaison Officer overseeing research and writing, fiscal impact reporting, constituent services and legislative tracking. Maintained public records and archives. Transitioned operations to the new administration. 2009-2011

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation - Board of Directors

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation’s mission is to enhance the vitality of Northern New Mexico by investing in education, learning and community development. The vision for the Foundation is to serve as a catalyst and leader for successful innovation in community and educational endeavors, engaging the region in creating excellence in education. The Foundation primarily works in a seven county area that includes Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos and San Miguel Counties. 2015 - 2017.

Network Science Society Board Member

NetSci will act as a truly interdisciplinary body, aiming to bring under one umbrella a wide variety of researchers and stakeholders with direct interest in network science, from physics to computer science, biology, social sciences, economics, and so on. 2019-current.

(US-NE) Chapter of the Complex Systems Society - Executive Committee Member

The United States Northeast (US-NE) Chapter of the Complex Systems Society provides researchers and students working on complex systems in the US Northeast region with a professional venue where they can share their work, network with peers and potential collaborators, and achieve further professional development. The Chapter also serves its members and participants as a gateway to the Complex Systems Society at a global scale. 2019-current.

Generator Makerspace Board Member - Education Chair

Generator is a combination of artist studios, classroom, and business incubator at the intersection of art, science, and technology. We provide tools, expertise, education, and opportunity – to enable all members of our community to create, collaborate, and to make their ideas reality. 2018-current.

Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation - Board of Directors

The Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation (SFRCC) is a non-profit organization responsible for the implementation of the Railyard Master Plan. Our mission is to transform the historic Railyard into a sustainable and inviting public space for recreational, social, artistic and commercial activities in a way that embraces Santa Fe's cultural and historical significance and upholds the community's vision. 2014 - 2017. 

Advisory Board of the Mandela International Magnet School

The Mandela International Magnet School will open in the fall of 2014. The curriculum framework will be aligned to the International Baccalaureate Program, and will include a dual language component. The school will provide a small, personalized learning environment for students who want to excel in their understanding of languages, world cultures, and global issues. 2014 - Present.  

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