Champions Board

Champions Board members are selected to give the project a balance of desirable expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts.

  • Tom Baker, Education Manager Industry Solutions
    Esri, Inc.
  • Melissa Ballard, STEM Manager
    Afterschool Alliance
  • Laurie Benson
    LSB Unlimited
  • Siobhan Bredin, Senior Project Director
    Education Development Center
  • Kimberly Bryant, Founder
    Black Girls Code
  • Ed Doody, Executive Director
    Educational Research Center of America
  • Bonnie Dunbar, Executive Director
    Wings over Washington an affiliate of The Museum of Flight
  • Mo-Yun Lei Fong, Director, K-12 Education Outreach
    Google, Inc.
  • Randy Freedman, Outreach Manager
    Society of Women Engineers
  • Barbara Gault, Executive Director & Vice President
    Institute for Women's Policy Research
  • Karen Harper, Executive Coordinator
    Building Engineering & Science Talent (BEST)
  • Laura Huerta Migus, Executive Director
    Association of Children’s Museums
  • Judith Iriarte-Gross, Professor of Chemistry & Director, WISTEM Center
    Middle Tennessee State University
  • Jim Kahler, National Program Leader
    4-H National Headquarters National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA
  • Susan C. Lavrakas, Director
    Aerospace Industries Association
  • National Alliance For Partnerships in Equity
  • Jennifer McNelly, President
    The Manufacturing Institute
  • Donna Mundy, Consultant
    High School/High Tech and RAMP Programs
  • Megan Murphy, Executive Director
    National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
  • Founder, LabCandy
  • Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-Founder
    National Center for Women & Information Technology
  • Jessi Smith, Special Assistant to the Provost/Director of ADVANCE, Professor of Psychology
    Montana State University
  • Michael Smith, Deputy Executive Director
    Internal Operations, National GEM Consortium
  • Jennifer Stancil, President and CEO
    Glazer Children’s Museum
  • Ruth Sweetser, Immediate Past President
    American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Cara Thunder, Program Director
    American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Samantha Walters, VP of Online Strategies
    Colocation America
  • Monika Whitfield, National Director of Programs and Operations
    Expanding Your Horizons Network