About Us > Our Team
CDM is made up of passionate individuals who are eager to learn with Hong Kong families.
Founder + Executive Director
Serena Fan is a dedicated early childhood educator who believes that young children have the capacity to think for themselves and should be provided the time and space to develop their innate curiosities.
Prior to CDM, Serena’s work ranged from classroom teaching in the United States and Hong Kong, managing the education team at a prominent kindergarten company in Beijing, to consulting families with young children in Hong Kong. Serena received her Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a licensed teacher in Massachusetts, USA. Serena is thrilled to be a part of bringing a children’s museum to Hong Kong and is eager for families to experience the fun and learning that takes place in such a space.
Director of Museum Planning and Exhibit Design
Amy Vlastelica is a museum exhibit developer and designer, who draws from a background in theatre and visual arts to create experiential learning environments for family audiences.
Prior to CDM, Amy worked at a design firm in New York City that develops children’s museums across North America. Amy received a Masters of Fine Arts in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design from the University of the Arts, and has been employed by such institutions as American Museum of Natural History, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Amy grew up in Hong Kong and is excited to be a part of creating a children’s museum in her home city.
Alice Leung has over 15 years of experience working behind the scenes in operations in a Hong Kong listed company. Alice received a B.S.Sc. degree in Human Services from the University of South Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Interpreting/Translating from Deakin University. As a life-long learner, she is delighted to be a part of the team. During leisure time, Alice enjoys hiking, traveling, and making crafts.
Judith Lau is a registered Hong Kong teacher and an expressive arts therapist, registered with ANZATACA - The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association. She believes the power of arts, creativity and play can facilitate the holistic well-being of children.
Judith’s work experiences range from teaching at a local secondary school, designing and teaching arts-based workshops for underprivileged children and children with special needs, and providing expressive arts therapy services for various client groups. Judith received her Masters in School Guidance and Counseling and Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Chinese University of Hong Kong and her Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy from Hong Kong University. Judith enjoys art making, hiking, and traveling.
Ella Chan Yik Tung
Marketing Design and Communications Associate
Ella graduated from the City University of Hong Kong, majoring in Creative Media. Prior to CDM, Ella worked as an educator and freelance marketing designer for various NGOs and museums. These experiences made her realize the strong influence that play has on learning.
Ella believes that learning can take different forms, while art and creativity are essential elements. She is looking forward to utlizing her artistic abilities and past experiences to further CDM's vision, one which aligns well with her own. Ella believes that not only will CDM be a space for children’s discovery, but it will also be a space for her own personal discovery too.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Naomi graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, majoring in Biological Science and minoring in Social Science. She previously worked in educational organizations as well as in the field of Innovation and Technology. Naomi believes curiosity and self interest are two important factors to develop a child's innate motivation to learn.
Children's Museum Senior Advisor
Jennifer (Jeau) Kozel has over 20 years of experience in the museum field, having worked at the Freer Museum, Smithsonian, and Asia Society - New York. Most notably, she was Director of School and Outreach Programs at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in New York City for over a decade. Now located in Hong Kong with her family, Jeau is involved in the local art scene and enjoys dragon boating, sailing, travelling, and advising CDM.
The Discovery Team is compromised of 12 full-time staff and a team of part-time staff. They bring a range of talents and educational qualifications, such as museum studies, arts, language/literature, education, and the sciences, to the museum floor.