Walter Staveloz is Director of International Relations at the Association of Science-Technology Centers. He is currently the host of “ASTC on Air" that invites international experts to contribute to the professional development of science center professionals. This fall he will publish a report of an international study about soft skills kids can acquire in science centers in preparation of their careers. Walter is currently developing other strategic initiatives to position ASTC and its members as recognized leaders in public understanding of science, establishing international goals that address strategic objectives for ASTC, and conceptualizing projects for international participation that focus on topics of interest to a worldwide audience. Staveloz holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology of labor marketing and a marketing certificate from Vrije Universiteit Brussels. He has contributed to a number of publications, including UN-Chronicle, ASTC Dimensions, and Museologia.