Ms. Gastelum has a B.S. in Business Management and has completed graduate work in both education and mental health counseling. She has worked for over 20 years in the non-profit management and development arena as well as taught at both the pre-K, elementary, and high school levels. As a former high school administrator, Ms. Gastelum, along with the museum’s Board of Directors, is well positioned to lead the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum into a dynamic future through a comprehensive educational and exhibits plan that will expand the current offerings of the museum. As a transformational leader, Ms. Gastelum has extensive experience in building and motivating teams to work toward a common vision with a focus on achieving exceptional outcomes.