Staff & Board Members

updated: July 25, 2016

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RUSS FISHER-IVES, Director Global Programs, RoboRAVE International

President and Founder of Inquiry Facilitators, Inc. Russ Fisher-Ives is also director of Global Programs for RoboRAVE International.

A former hard-rock geologist and the founding head of the SciMatics Academy at Rio Rancho High School, Russ taught math and science in New Mexico high schools for twenty-three years. He was one of the three teachers that founded the NM RoboRAVE in 2001. In 2006, NM RoboRAVE became RoboRAVE International to reflect the growth into other countries, starting with Mexico in 2004. 

Email russ@gotoif.org with questions about registration, sponsorship, and competition.


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BRIAN MONTOYA, Director US Programs, RoboRAVE International

Brian Montoya, a former science teacher and long time RoboRAVE International coach and Playshop facilitator, has joined Inquiry Facilitators, Inc. to focus outreach of our program to more US States. He has an excellent understanding of robotics designs and programming for students.

Email Brian@gotoif.org with questions about playshops, starting a RoboRAVE International program in your US community, and the RoboRAVE US 2017 robotics education & competition event.


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AMBER JARAMILLO, Director of Logistics, RoboRAVE International

Amber Jaramillo comes to us from 10 years of being our Event Manager and Sales Manager at the Albuquerque Convention Center. She helps coordinate product sales and delivery, website and social media management, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, Playshop coordination and registration, RoboRAVE International event coordination and support, and customer relations. Amber is the one who keeps Russ and Brian in line!

Email Amber@gotoif.org on advertising, sponsorship, playshop information, RoboRAVE US 2017 robotics education & competition even coordination, volunteering, or just to say, “Hi!”. 

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 Inquiry Facilitators Board Members (July 2016)

RoboRAVE International robotics education and competition program is a program of Inquiry Facilitators, Inc. If, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit since 2002 with the mission of “Enhancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education through academic competitions, support of student research, and teacher professional development.”

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