I earned a bachelor’s in physics and education from Juniata College in 2007, and immediately began my career as a high school science teacher. During my 9 year tenure at the Liberal Arts & Science Academy in Texas, I created two new courses, earned my master’s degree in science & engineering education from the University of Texas at Austin, earned my National Board certification in adolescent and young adult science, served for six years as a board member for the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools, was a two-time “teacher of the year” award recipient, and was honored with the Terman Scholastic Award for Teaching from Stanford University’s School of Engineering. After a two year stint teaching physics and astronomy at Juniata College and a brief return to high school physics, I arrived at Tufts University CEEO (Center for Engineering Education and Outreach) where I’ve developed and taught outreach programs and workshops for educators as well as students in all grade levels for engineering design, electronics, and LEGO robotics. Currently, I’m a project manager for the CEEO’s involvement in the LEGO Foundation’s Tech and Play initiative. On occasion I also do freelance science curriculum development and review for WGBH Boston and NASA, as well as LEGO Education.