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

  • 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.

Steering Committee Members

  • Tricia Berry, The University of Texas at Austin Women in Engineering Program, Director; Texas Girls Collaborative Project, Collaborative Lead; Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem Steering Committee, Lead
  • Albert Black, Child Inc, Executive Director
  • John Brewington, Child Inc, IT Director
  • Patricia “Trish” Young Brown, Thinkery, Chief Executive Officer
  • Juanita Budd, Austin Free – Net, Executive Director
  • Robert Friedman, The Permanent Legacy Foundation, Executive Director
  • Wendy Howell, Cisco Systems, Chief of Staff; Girls In Tech, Managing Director
  • Emi Johnson, Austin Public Library, Business Process Consultant
  • Cathy Jones, Ph.D., Austin Partners In Education, Executive Director
  • Shirlene Justice, Learn All The Time, Executive Director
  • Karen Magid, Huston-Tillotson University, Director of STEM and Sustainability
  • Tracy Mendez, Accenture, Growth Platforms
  • Melanie Moore, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, CEO
  • Richard Tagle, Andy Roddick Foundation, CEO; Learn All the Time Network, Board Chair
  • Candice Tippens, Child Inc., Early Head Start CCP Mentor Coach
  • Emily Weerts, 4-H CAPITAL, STEM Education Specialist
  • Ingrid Weigand, Austin Science Education Foundation, Executive Director
  • Paul Williams, Austin Community College, Professor of Physics
  • Patrick Yonnone, Texas STARBASE Austin, Director

Tricia Berry is currently serving as lead of the Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem Steering Committee.