The Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem Board is comprised of representatives from various stakeholder institutions and audiences across the area who provide core leadership for the Ecosystem. The Board:

  • Provides guidance for the Ecosystem, including direction and desired outcomes and goals.
  • Provides oversight to ensure fidelity to needs across the region and stakeholder organizations.
  • Represents the diversity of Ecosystem members including different types, sizes, and leadership levels.
  • Represents the Greater Austin area at regional events and National Community of Practice meetings.

Board Leadership

  • Co-Lead: Nicole Martin, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Research Associate
  • Co-Lead: Deepika Sangam, NASA EPDC, Education Specialist
  • Past-Lead: Tricia Berry, The University of Texas at Austin Women in STEM, Executive Director; Texas Girls Collaborative Project, Collaborative Lead

Board Members

  • Tricia Berry, The University of Texas at Austin Women in STEM, Executive Director; Texas Girls Collaborative Project, Collaborative Lead
  • Kristin Bonds, heristic, Founder, Programs Advisor
  • Sonya Johnson, Child Inc.
  • Gabriel Krizin, ReVisionEd Inc, CEO & Co-Founder; Robotters, Festival Director
  • Nicole Martin, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Research Associate
  • Tracy Mendez, Retired Xerox
  • Paul O’Brien, MediaTech Ventures, CEO
  • Deepika Sangam, NASA EPDC, Education Specialist
  • Reyda Tayor, Mission Capital, Senior Consultant, Data & Evaluation
  • Kobla Tetey, Break the Box, Founder/CEO
  • Brooke Turner, Thinkery, Vice President of STEAM Learning
  • Michael Ward Jr., Austin Urban Technology Movement
  • Paul Williams, Austin Community College, Professor of Physics
  • Patrick Yonnone, Texas STARBASE Austin, Director