Rebecca Soza, STEM AK Program Manager
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Becca has a passion for community involvement in education that creates real-world opportunities for students to engage in learning. She regularly teaches Juneau Girl Scouts, coordinates science camps, organized “Girls Rock Science!” and leads other community science events designed to introduce STEM programs and careers to students. Her primary role at JEDC is directing Alaska’s FIRST Robotics program where she has built the statewide program to include over 200 teams and 400 volunteers.
Becca earned her MA in Secondary Science Education and BA in Environmental Science from Columbia University and went on to teach middle-school science at an inner-city public school and work for a variety of nonprofit organizations.
She is now an integral part of JEDC’s STEM AK programming on the local, regional and statewide level. Beyond FIRST Robotics, she developes and executes enrichment activities, professional development opportunities, helps facilitate Technology Transfer partnerships and is an enthusiastic advocate for STEM education.