If you’ve visited the Museum on the weekend lately, you may have seen a new smiling face greeting you at the front desk — that of Selena Stein, our Visitor Services Representative who joined us as we reopened our doors this past spring. Selena grew up in Santa Cruz County and even volunteered as a teenager here at the Museum, leading tours and sharing her passion for this land we are lucky to call home.
College in the stunning Pacific Northwest took her away from Santa Cruz, but not for long. Since she returned in 2011 she has worked with children and found nonprofits to be a perfect outlet for serving her community. She is thrilled to be back at the Museum and delights in conversations with visitors of all ages.
“It is such an honor to be part of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History’s dynamic team. I adore this beautiful space and eagerly welcome guests of all ages,” said Selena.
As part of our Visitor Services team, Selena excels at making our visitors feel welcome and is delighted to connect community members with the natural world. In her own words, “My goal now is to support visitors to feel comfortable and engaged so they want to connect with and better care for the earth,” which makes her the perfect addition to our organization.
When not representing the Museum at the front desk, Selena can be found outdoors playing in nature with her husband, daughter, and puppy. Her happy place is under the great redwoods and dipping her feet in the ample water sources here in Santa Cruz County.
Join us in welcoming Selena to the Museum!