We Set the Vision
+ Drive Impact

We are an independent nonprofit comprised of connected and well-respected STEM experts, trusted to identify and foster innovative STEM programs and partnerships.

We Set the Vision
+ Drive Impact

We are an independent nonprofit comprised of connected and well-respected STEM experts, trusted to identify and foster innovative STEM programs and partnerships.

Washington STEM is a statewide, independent nonprofit organization headquartered in Seattle, WA. Launched in 2011 and founded on the principles of equity, partnership, and sustainability, we seek smart, scalable solutions that lead to opportunities for those students most underserved and underrepresented in STEM fields.  We believe that through a high-quality STEM education, Washington students will become the leaders, critical thinkers, and creators that will tackle the biggest challenges facing our state, nation, and the world.

WASHINGTON STEM TEAM

Our team brings together passionate and dedicated individuals committed to the mission of advancing excellence, equity, and innovation in STEM education.

  • Caroline King, Chief Executive Officer
  • Alex Johnston, Chief Development Officer
  • Tarik Rahmani, Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Andy Shouse, Chief Program Officer
  • Dr. Jenée Myers Twitchell, Impact Director
  • Jesse Gilliam, Director of Communications and Policy
  • Lee Lambert, STEM Network Director

Meet the full team

WASHINGTON STEM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our board of directors champion our mission and provides strategic leadership and fiduciary and legal oversight.

  • Mike Delaney, Board Chair
  • Mary Snapp, Vice Chair
  • Elizabeth Tinkham, Treasurer
  • Susan Enfield, Ed.D., Secretary

More about the board

FINANCE

Financial transparency is key to successful collaboration and to building long-term relationships with stakeholders.

 


 

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP



WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) was created in 2011 to address unfilled seats in the high-demand sectors that drive our economy like aerospace, engineering, technology and health care as well as rising tuition costs at Washington colleges and universities. Businesses and the Washington State Legislature joined forces to fulfill the promise of better education and career opportunities for Washington students. Together they have created a unique public-private partnership, with significant support from founding partners Boeing and Microsoft and matching dollars from the State.

This first-of-its-kind program supports Washington students from low- and middle-income households to attain bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields including science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care through scholarships of up to $22,500 as well as professional development, skills-building workshops and genuine industry exposure to help increase the rate at which students enter our state’s workforce.

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