Rhiannon Baxter joined BSCS as a Research Assistant in December 2006. Currently, she serves as Technology Manager and plays a key role in the technology enhanced learning initiative. This role allows her to work across the organization to consider and explore new and innovative strategies for incorporating educational technology into current and future projects.

Rhiannon also has a strong science background and attended Colorado State University, where she studied Plant Pathology. While attending CSU, she worked as a research assistant gathering information for an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Study, demonstrating the relationship of soil moisture along with an intermittent irrigation canal and the water status of cottonwood trees growing along the canals in the Denver area. More recently, she has worked with the University of Wisconsin as technology consultant, where she built and integrated technologies to enhance a hybrid professional development program for science education.

During her undergraduate studies and while traveling in Latin America, Rhiannon became convinced that equal and affordable opportunities to education could change the world. Her technical background and interests lead her to believe that innovative online educational opportunities, intentionally designed and effectively delivered, could be the catalyst toward this vision.

Rhiannon holds a B.A. in Spanish from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and an M.A. in Educational Technology from the University of Northern Colorado. She enjoys playing tennis on the weekends with her husband, David, and is the BSCS residential chef, preparing full meals for the staff during the holidays.