About

Mission Statement:

Our tag line is sharing stories of human curiosity . We want to make science more accessible and less intimidating. This is done by sharing narratives that include scientists’ backgrounds, humor, work and struggles. We strive to humanize the “scientist” so that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) may become relatable and welcoming.

Biographies:

Dr. Regina Barber DeGraaff

Regina’s childhood was divided between living in Lyden, WA and several summers in California. She attended Western Washington University (WWU) for her undergraduate education and completed her PhD in Physics in 2011 from Washington State University (WSU) wth a focus in Astrophysics, studying globular cluster systems.

Dr. Regina Barber DeGraaff currently teaches physics and astronomy at WWU where she is also the faculty advisor for various science clubs that promote inclusion and strive to make science accessible to all.

Jordan Baker

Jordan grew up in Lynden but calls Bellingham home now. He started taking improv classes at the Upfront Theatre in January 2013 because his wife made him (he loves it now). With no high school diploma or self-esteem he found himself in the service industry cutting up dead animals for a living. Jordan is excited to be in the Main Stage Ensemble.

The image below is of Regina and Jordan in Lynden Middle School (eighth grade) in the early 90s’. Jordan has known Regina’s husband, Jake, since Jordan was eight years old.

The views and opinions of the hosts and guests of Spark Science are not the views and opinions of Western Washington University or Spark Museum