Program & Partnership Coordinator

Avery is attending Colorado Mesa University in the fall of 2021 to pursue her Biology degree. Her future plans are to be a large animal vet. As a future STEM major, she strives to show young girls/women that they can be successful in a male-dominated field

Partnerships Manager

Katie has centered her 18-year career around inequities within the field of early childhood education and family services. Her initial experiences as an Infant/Toddler and Preschool Teacher led Katie to recognize the need to impact change through program development, curriculum instruction, and non-profit business operations. 

Curriculum Developer & Instructional Designer, The Dallas Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Through my experience working as a classroom teacher, museum educator, and most recently as a program manager with the Dallas Arboretum, I know education systems can thrive with the support of community partners.

Northwest Regional Director of Advancement, Western Governors University

Kabi Catalano is the Northwest Regional Director of Advancement for Western Governors University. She is responsible for individual, corporate and foundation fundraising in Colorado and eight other states, including Alaska and Hawaii.

President/Founder, Kaspo

STEM is so fun and a great foundation for any career!

Principal Consultant and CEO, Lyons Educational Consulting

My passion is supporting the closing of the STEM access gap for marginalized students. Their voices and lived experiences matter!

Madison Carter


Madison A. Carter is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and runs a holistic wealth advisory business, working with individuals, families, businesses, and foundations/endowments to help them identify their objectives and reach their goals.

Juan Carlos Madeni

Corporate Manager for Metallurgy and Advanced Materials, Johns Manville

Dr. Madeni is a Scientist and Engineer with extensive experience in technological innovation in materials for the energy, petroleum, microelectronics, glass processing, and aerospace industries. He has worked in projects for NASA, NIST, and Sandia National Laboratories.

Timeri Tolnay

CEO, EdCuration

Timeri is on a personal mission to create opportunity for females of all ages, which includes breaking down the barriers that currently stand in the way of women pursuing STEM and leadership growth opportunities.

Executive Vice President, FirstBank

Brent is an Executive Vice President for FirstBank Holding Company.