Science Delivered works to elevate elementary science education and educational equity.

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Our Mission

The mission of Science Delivered is to promote a love of science and learning. We focus on
providing equal access to education by engaging primarily with underserved communities.

Our Vision

 Our vision is a future in which students have equal access to quality education.
   We additionally envision a future with a society excited by science and
    poised to meet great challenges, like clean energy production and climate change.

What We Do

We provide engaging and accessible science activities
We aim to bring science to life for our students, especially those with limited educational opportunities. We combine our outreach and scientific expertise to create memorable educational experiences.

We promote critical thinking and problem solving
Critical thinking is the most basic, yet also the most essential, aspect of science.  Yet this skill does not always come naturally! We encourage our students to critically engage and explore the world around them.

We change ideas about who can be a scientist
Representation matters. Through our presenters, volunteers, and take-home Scientist Series cards (coming soon), we aim to show the diverse group of people who contributed to STEM knowledge.

We support our students and their communities
Our high school CAPTS program teaches leadership and communication skills that students use to teach science and mentor within their own communities. We encourage our students to use their voice and understand their value.

Our Founder


Olivia Mullins, Ph.D. has a long history of outreach and is passionate about science and equal access to education. She received her BA from Boston College in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of Virginia in 2012. Olivia has volunteered with the Boston Museum of Science, the Fleet Science Center in San Diego, Society for Neuroscience's Brain Awareness Week, and the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair, among other programs and institutions. She also co-created and taught the five week Saturday Enrichment Program Super Science Me in conjunction with UVA's Curry School of Education. She is excited about the transition from researcher to educator and makes it her top priority to ensure that Science Delivered provides quality, evidence-backed educational programming.

Board Members


Almaz Ali - Board Chair
Former IT Business Analyst at Solar Turbines
Currently enrolled in the MBA program at UC Berkeley

Kimberly Edwards - Board Treasurer
VP Finance at ScaleMatrix

Sarah Booher, MA - Board Secretary
Associate Director of Philanthropy at Rady Children's Hospital Foundation


Kelly Barford, Ph.D.
Development Scientist at Edvotek Inc
Co-founder and Director of Science Delivered C'ville

Edward Cho, Ph.D .
Biotechnology and Life Science Professional







Diana Luu
5th grade teacher at Riverview International Academy

Olivia Mullins, Ph.D.
Executive Director at Science Delivered

Jeffrey Peterson
Controller at Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

Marcela Plascencia
1st grade teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary

J. Leonardo Ulloa-Higuera, Ed.D.
STEAM coordinator with Sweetwater Union High School District

Special Thanks for our Graphic Design and Video Work:
Stephanie Baumer, Graphic Designer, Taylor Design
CJ Kenna, MBA, Owner, Kenna Consulting Inc.
Lindsay Malatesta, Industrial Designer, DesignThink
Dean Van Eimeren, Visual Communications Design for Print and Digital
Yat-Long Sam Poon, Filmmaker, Sound Designer, Photographer