Minerva Tantoco Joins New York Hall of Science Board of Trustees

Queens Resident and Advocate of NYSCI, Tantoco Was New York City's First Chief Technology Officer

QUEENS, NY--(Marketwired - November 02, 2016) - The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has elected Minerva Tantoco to its Board of Trustees. Her three-year term as a Trustee began on October 6, 2016.

Tantoco is a senior advisor at Future\Perfect Ventures, a woman-run, early stage venture capital fund based in New York City. Previously, she served in the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as New York City's first-ever chief technology officer. Her diverse career in technology also includes positions at Palm, Fannie Mae, UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Tantoco has been featured as a guest speaker at industry events around the world, most recently delivering the keynotes at CE Week 2016 and Insight Forum: AI in Focus.

Tantoco grew up in Flushing, Queens and attended New York City public schools including the prestigious Bronx High School of Science.

"Minerva embodies the innovative spirit of NYSCI," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "She launched her own startup, holds four patents, spent a decade in financial services tech, and was the City's first chief technology officer. Her 25 years' experience across a broad range of industries will be a valuable asset to our Board and to the NYSCI community."

NYSCI's current Board consists of 38 individuals from a diverse range of industries, including science, education, technology, financial services, telecommunications, strategic communications and government. The NYSCI Board plays an important role in shaping the organization's direction, success and growth. Trustees serve as representatives and advocates of NYSCI, provide financial support and resources to the organization, and participate in strategic planning and policy decisions.

About the New York Hall of Science - The mission of the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is to nurture generations of passionate learners, critical thinkers and active citizens through an approach called Design-Make-Play. Design-Make-Play emphasizes open-ended exploration, imaginative learning and personal relevance, resulting in deep engagement and delight in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year. For more information, visit nysci.org or call 718-699-0005. Follow NYSCI on Twitter and Instagram: @nysci, and on Facebook at: facebook.com/nysci.

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Minerva Tantoco, New York City's first-ever chief technology officer, has been elected to the New York Hall of Science's Board of Trustees.