What you do at STEMconnector: I lead external engagement strategy and execution for STEMconnector, including orchestrating events, managing partnerships, and overseeing all general communications, and brand positioning to support industry, postsecondary, K-12, government, and nonprofit leaders working to build a diverse and sustainable STEM workforce. Additionally, I lead Million Women Mentors, a movement to increase the confidence and interest of women/ girls to pursue STEM careers and leadership opportunities through the power of mentoring. As MWM is currently in its sixth year and celebrating almost two million completed relationships, I am working with Fortune 500 and government leaders around the world to scale the movement globally and exponentially expand its impact.
What you were doing before STEMconnector: Previously, I served as Associate Director of Strategic Communications at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute, overseeing external communications for the UChicago Charter School, UChicago Urban Teacher Education Program, and UChicago Impact, as well as distilling UChicago Consortium on School Research insights to target audiences. I was instrumental in helping to launch the To&Through Project to provide stakeholders in education with actionable research, data, and resources on the milestones that matter most for high school and college success. My passion for advancing opportunities for youth stems from a six-year teaching career in Chicago, where I taught high school English in both urban and suburban schools.
- B.S. – Miami University of Ohio; Adolescent Language Arts Education
- M.Ed. – Harvard University; Education Policy and Management
Hobbies: I live in Washington, D.C. where I enjoy cooking, running, singing and playing music, and watching Law and Order: SVU marathons.