Meet the ESCAPE Leadership

  • Brad Hughes, UCI Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Principal Investigator
  • Phil Collins, UCI Physics & Astronomy, Co-PI STEM & Advisory Board
  • Penelope Collins, UCI Education, Co-PI
  • Christine Olmstead, OCDE Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services, Co-PI
  • Talena Mara, Vice President Education & Community, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Co-PI
  • Kathie Nielsen, Chief Academic Officer, Tustin Unified School District, Co-PI
  • Doug Grove, Multi-Dimensional Education Inc., Co-PI & External Evaluator




ESCAPE Contacts


ESCAPE Partners



University of California Irvine Click image to access website


Segerstrom Center for the Arts Click image to access website

Orange County Department of Education Click image to access website