Alex Grace is a Program Assistant in the Professional Services division of the SSEC where she supports programs focused in Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion. Prior to joining SSEC, Alex worked with a variety of organizations on a local, state, and national level to ensure access to high-quality STEM education opportunities for K-16 students and teachers, including the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and NASA. She is passionate about increasing access and diversity in science education and affirming that science is for everyone.
Research points to the importance of a diverse teacher workforce and its impact on students. Learn how educators at the Smithsonian Science Education Center are committed to increasing the number of STEM teachers with diverse backgrounds in education networks nationwide.