Meet Our Admin Staff

Public Outreach Coordinator


Megan Cadena is a recent graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. She studied for a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. She currently works as a volunteer researcher with Public Invention and is currently our Public Outreach Coordinator. She specifically develops and amends mathematical and computational models of complex and real-world systems.

She works on developing the monthly newsletters, managing the Public Invention website, coordinating events with the admin staff/membership/general public, researching grant opportunities, updating the GitHub licensing for each team, and more for our organization.

Please feel free to reach out to her regarding outreach opportunities, newsletter suggestions/info, or other invention concerns via this email:

Volunteer Coordinator


Miriam Castillo has spent most of her career at electronics manufacturing companies managing supply chain. She continues her work as an advisor for business process optimization. She also volunteers in a social program in the city of Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico to support young people between 15 and 19 years of age to facilitate them taking initiative in social innovation. Miriam has an MBA from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac UNIVA.

She works on recruiting volunteers, managing interviews with various project teams, organizing our various projects and volunteers, finding opportunities/resources for our membership, and more.

Please feel free to reach out to her regarding funding opportunities, volunteer recruitment, or other invention concerns via this email:

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