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October 24, 2017

Acton, MA – The Discovery Museums have welcomed Cheryl Beaudoin and Justin Kliger to the Board of Directors.

Cheryl Beaudoin is a Kindergarten teacher in the Acton-Boxborough Public Schools. She began her teaching career in 2009, after spending 18 years at Digital Equipment Corporate in Human Resources. Cheryl also has owned several retail flower businesses. Cheryl holds an M.A. in Education from Lesley University.

Cheryl is the second member of her family to serve on the Board and is a long-time member of the museum’s Brain Building Together advisory group, helping the museum expand its reach to the youngest children. A long-time resident of Acton, she now lives in Boston with her husband.

Justin Kliger is an Associate at Ropes & Gray LLP, where he advises endowments, other institutional investors and high net worth individuals in their alternative investments, as well as sponsors of private funds. He also regularly works with pro bono clients, including on structuring partnerships to raise private capital and on corporate matters such as mergers. Justin earned a J.D., magna cum laude from Harvard Law School; an M.B.A. from Joseph Schumpeter Institut in Wels, Austria; and an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. summa cum laude in Government and Psychology from the College of William & Mary.

Justin lives in Carlisle with wife and young children. He was raised in Acton and attended Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Justin is the first museum Board member who visited the museum as a child. 

“Cheryl and Justin bring to the Board important perspectives on early learning, financial and legal realms, and nonprofit advising,” said Bill Ryan, Board Chair. “They are joining us at a critical juncture in the museums’ history, as we prepare to re-open to our community an expanded, completely renovated museum focused on early STEM learning through play, to serve children and families for decades to come.”

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About The Discovery Museums

The Discovery Museums are the children’s and science museums of Metrowest Boston. Two great museums and the Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature playscape and treehouse—for one admission price—blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. The Museums serve families and schools from towns throughout the region, with a commitment to informal education that enhances classroom learning. The hands-on, playful exhibits, developed by professional educators, inspire curiosity, exploration, and imagination, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and adults to discover their world together. The Discovery Museums are committed to accessibility, and are a proud recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award, the only winner in the Access category. For more information please visit www.discoverymuseums.org. The Discovery Museums are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The Discovery Museums’ programming is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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