Kelly McManus

Senior Legislative Affairs Associate, The Education Trust Kelly McManus serves as the organization’s senior legislative affairs associate, working to leverage policy analysis as well as legislative tactics and strategies to advance the Education Trust’s equity agenda, message, and policy proposals at both the federal and state levels. In this position, she works alongside members of […]

Laurel Westrom

Director of Career & Technical Education, Community College of Allegheny County Laurel Westrom works at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and serves as the Director of Career and Technical Education for the Perkins Grant at CCAC’s North Campus and West Hills Center. The West Hills Center is home to CCAC’s skilled trades programs. […]

Clyde Wilson Pickett

Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, Community College of Allegheny County Clyde Wilson Pickett was appointed to serve as the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion for the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in October 2012. Pickett is responsible for coordinating systemwide diversity and inclusion initiatives for CCAC’s […]

Jessica Kaminsky

Project Director, Hear Me, CREATE Lab, Carnegie Mellon University Jessica Kaminsky is the Project Director of the Hear Me project, a youth voice project of the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Hear Me asks students to contribute their voices to meaningful conversations through media-making projects. Hear Me’s platform connects student voices to audiences to […]

Colleen Smith

Outreach Coordinator, Penn State New Kensington An Outreach Coordinator for Penn State New Kensington, Colleen Smith is currently focused on several STEM projects: ABC CREATE, 15 school districts invigorating their educational systems through technology fluency, social empowerment, and collaboration; Penn State Homework Hotline, college students staffing a call center and guiding middle and high school […]

Susan Thackeray, MEd

Utah STEM Equity Pipeline Lead; Assistant Professor-Technology Management, Utah Valley University Susan L. Thackeray is an Assistant Professor, Technology Management in the College of Technology and Computing at Utah Valley University (UVU). She has more than 20 years of demonstrated administrative leadership in industry and education that includes international and domestic higher education instructional design, […]

Kathleen Einhorn, EdD

Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Park City School District Kathleen Einhorn  earned a BS in special education from the University of Utah, an ME in learning disabilities from Columbus State University, a specialist’s degree in administration and supervision from Columbus State, and a doctorate in instructional leadership from Argosy University, Atlanta. She taught seventh- […]

Cheryl Hanewicz, EdD

Technology Management Department Chair, Utah Valley University Cheryl Hanewicz, EdD, is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Technology Management Department at Utah Valley University. She has also served as an Assistant Dean in the College of Technology and Computing as well as Senior Director of Student Success and Retention. She is interested in […]

Elizabeth Lindsey

Executive Director, Byte Back Elizabeth Lindsey joined Byte Back as Executive Director in September 2015. She is committed to giving underserved Washington, DC, residents the opportunity to thrive in the changing economy. Before joining Byte Back, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive officer at Groundswell in Washington, DC. She has also […]

Cynthia Hess, PhD

Study Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research Cynthia Hess has worked for the Institute of Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) since 2007. She has served as study director for projects on numerous issues, including the status of women in the United States, women’s activism and leadership, immigration, and Social Security. Currently, she directs a large-scale project […]