Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!
2019 was a year of many changes in the DIAGRAM Center. While many of these changes were exciting, some brought mixed emotions. In January 2019, we said goodbye to the Director of Content Acquisition and Core DIAGRAM team member, Robin Seaman, who passed suddenly leaving a hole in many of our hearts. She continues to be missed. In February we also said goodbye to the VP of Labs, Anh Bui, who left Benetech to pursue a passion project with her husband working on satellites. Lastly, we said goodbye to Sue-Ann Ma, who moved to Germany and left Benetech to pursue a different type of passion project with her husband. They welcomed their daughter Maddie in May.
While 2019 brought many losses to the DIAGRAM Center, it also welcomed some new additions. In January, Alex Cabral joined the team as our UX researcher to help make sure we are developing our products for and with input from our targeted audiences. Next we welcomed Matt Nupen to our staff as the senior product manager for DIAGRAM Products, including Mathshare and Imageshare. Additionally, we added a new position to oversee all of the education research and development projects including DIAGRAM. While not new to the team, I assumed the role late in 2019 as the Director of Education R & D. With change brings new opportunities and we are excited to embark on this new year and decade with you.
-Lisa and the rest of the DIAGRAM team