The STEM Education Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness amongst policymakers at every level about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century. The Coalition believes that our nation must improve the way our students learn STEM and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.
The Coalition is 501c4 non-profit organization.
Board of Directors
Board Member, Chair
Assistant Executive Director, Legislative and Public Affairs
National Science Teachers Association
Lauren E. Posey
Board Member, Secretary
American Chemical Society
Board Member, Treasurer
Hands on Science Partnership
Director, Education Policy
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Consortia of Secondary STEM Schools
Director of STEM Initiatives
Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
James Brown is the Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition. Prior to joining the Coalition, he was Director of Advocacy at the American Chemical Society. A nuclear engineer by training, he previously worked as a Legislative Aide for Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington, was Director of Policy and Development at the Consumer Energy Council of America, and began his career as an engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding, working on aircraft carrier construction. He received a B.S. from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. from Penn State, both in nuclear engineering. He also holds an MBA from George Washington University.
Director of Policy, email@example.com
Austin Hall is Director of Policy, focusing on government relations, research, and member advocacy initiatives for the coalition. Hall has previous experience working on issues surrounding the federal government research and STEM education portfolio; computer science education; STEM Education in Higher Education; informal STEM learning; and career and technical education. Hall has also interned in the Washington D.C. office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and was elected to serve as a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, where he represented children and education interests during the Texas delegation platform deliberations. Austin earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Music Education from the University North Texas.
Georgetown Policy Fellow, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Barrachina is a Policy Fellow at the STEM Education Coalition. She is concurrently pursuing a M.A. in Educational Advocacy and Policy at Georgetown University. Previously, Rachel taught 4th grade English at a no-excuses charter school in Hartford, CT and 9th and 10th grade Environmental Science at an independent school in Northwest D.C. She graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in Geoscience and a minor in American Studies.
Manager, Operations, email@example.com
Michelle Collins is the current Manager of Operations for the Coalition. Prior to joining us, Michelle held many Operations roles in the private sector and with the United States Air Force, where she was an Education and Training Manager and Special Event Coordinator/Manager.
Policy Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloe Zurcher is a Policy Specialist for the Coalition. Prior to joining us, Chloe interned on Capitol Hill with Michigan Congressman Mike Bishop. A native of Michigan, Chloe grew up in Rochester and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in political science.
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