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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:

Social Media Director

Audrey Rushing

She graduated in December 2020 with her Bachelor's in business. During school, her emphasis was in research and social media marketing. She worked on many projects working to increase attention to various nonprofits, as well as collaborated in writing a marketing plan and consulting with a local distillery in Asheville, NC. She recently moved to Austin from Asheville in August of 2021.

Outside of Public Invention, Audrey works at Whole Foods Market and is working towards a career in marketing full time.

She works on everything social media related including twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube posts and more.

Please feel free to reach out to her regarding social media posts/efforts via this email: