Amparo Leyman Pino is an education consultant based in San Francisco Bay Area, CA, and the principal and founder of Yellow Cow Consulting. She holds a BS in Psychology and a Master in Education. She is an alum of the Noyce Leadership Institute, currently known as the Informal Learning Leadership Collaborative, ILLC.
Her career in museums and science centers started in 1994, when she worked as explainer at Papalote Museo del Niño, the children’s museum of Mexico City. Her passion for education created an interesting career path where Amparo has had the opportunity to bridge the formal and informal education settings. She has been the Director of Education of Futurekids de México, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, and she is the co-founder and Principal of a private elementary school in Mexico City.
Amparo has lead projects related to teaching, counseling, training, professional development, curriculum development, assessment, research, technology integration, content development, after school programs, e-learning and informal education of science, technology, the arts, entrepreneurship and interpersonal development through exhibits and programs.
Amparo has been involved in relevant projects such as the creation of twelve new museums in Mexico and the Middle East. She is the designer of new programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers for the Children’s Museum of Jordan. In her role as advisor, Amparo provided guidance to the design of the award-winning exhibit MegaMind at the Tekniska Museet in Stockholm Sweden.
Currently her practice is focused in two main topics: content and strategies for diversity and inclusion. Amparo is dedicated in developing new ways of learning for multilingual communities, she is an expert in adapting language and culture of programs and exhibits; her work at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is opening new avenues of understanding through the creation of blended language programs. Amparo’s work includes institutional processes to understand and embrace practices for diversity and inclusion. The training and professional development programs are helping institutions to create capacity and shift the understanding of diverse audiences.
Amparo has worked with institutions such as the Santa Cruz MAH, the Lawrence Hall of Science, The San Diego Natural History Museum, Cornell University, Sietecolores, the Desert Botanical Garden, the California Academy of Sciences, OMSI, Children’s Museum of Jordan, the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture, El Laberinto de las Ciencias y las Artes, BizWorld, Kidzone, Library Works, Demco, the Swedish Exhibition Agency.
Amparo Leyman Pino
Yellow Cow Consulting
2255 Summer Street
Berkeley, CA, 94709
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