Hannah Halusker works for South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science (SCCMS) as the Director of iMAGINE Upstate, where she helps to facilitate and design impactful, hands-on learning experiences for preK-12 students in the western region of South Carolina. Hannah also directs the coordination of the Upstate SC STEM Collaborative to help join industry and community partners in promoting STEM education and workforce development in South Carolina.
Prior to joining SCCMS, Hannah was the lead science writer for Clemson University’s College of Science in the Department of Communications and Marketing, having published a variety of stories in local, national, and international outlets. She graduated from Clemson University in 2017 with a B.S. in Genetics and is currently in pursuit of her master’s degree in Communication, Technology and Society, also at Clemson.
The common thread throughout all of Hannah’s interests is her aspiration to increase accessibility to the sciences, whether through communication or engagement—and especially for vulnerable populations. In her role with SCCMS, Hannah is eager to bring science to even more of South Carolina’s kids and to get them invested in their education from a young age.
Dallas Erwin works for South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science (SCCMS) as the STEAM Outreach Associate where she works alongside the director to create STEAM related community events, including the iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival in downtown Greenville, SC. As a young professional herself, Dallas is excited to be working in a capacity that allows her to begin preparing other young people for life-long careers which ignite in them passion and excitement. In her role, Dallas hopes to apply her creativity and energy in ways that inspire community involvement and continued commitment in the SCCMS mission. Previous to joining full time, she worked as the communications intern. In this role, she was able to expand her knowledge of community relations, event planning, and marketing while working with community partners and team members.
A recent graduate of Clemson University, Dallas earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management. While a student at Clemson, Dallas spent a majority of her time engaged in leadership and mentoring roles. She coached first year students in navigating their college experiences as a Resident Assistant and served as a liaison and voice to other student leaders as a Community Development Assistant. When not doing work, Dallas can be found painting, drawing, or gardening.