About Us

Fast Facts

years proven results
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Mission & Vision

I started Career In STEM in May of 2017 out of the frustrations I experienced as an inner city middle and high school science teacher in Hartford, CT. My students had no idea what they wanted to be. And think about it – how do you know what you want to do until you have DONE it? The truth is, you won’t, and I couldn’t find a fun and easy way to help my students learn about STEM careers – so I made one, and Career In STEM was born!

I was also shocked into action when I read that 85% of people worldwide hate their jobs. I know God has given each and every one of us tremendous passions and gifts, and it has become my mission to change this statistic one youth at a time. Our resources are used in all 50 states, from all 10 of the largest school districts in the country to small rural towns throughout the land. Career In STEM continues to grow exponentially through lessons & an online exploration career system to help my fellow educators make every lesson a STEM career lesson, and help students discover the exciting future that awaits in STEM fields.

my story in a nutshell 🙂

Meet The STEMettes

Ashley Pereira, MS Ed.

Founder & CEO    [email protected]

Scroll to the bottom of the page to read more about Ashley’s 12 years experience

Jacqui S.

Content Manager

Jacqui is a high school sophomore in the Boston area who is passionate about STEM and engaging students. Read more…

Ria M.

Content Creator

From Washington State, Ria placed 3rd in the country in the 2019 Science Olympiad National tournament. Read more…

Aarya G.

Junior Graphic Designer

Aarya is a high school junior, Founder & Executive Director of a global nonprofit, and community advocate. WOW! Read more…

What Our Customers Say

“I would like to thank you for all the new things I learned on this site. Very educational. Don’t stop doing your job we will always need you.” – Esperanza, middle school student from NYC

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“I have curated content since `94 and yours is among the best I have seen. Just wanted to say, ‘Bravo!'” – Michelle, CTE Teacher from Arkansas

“Using with my gifted and talented students. They are SO much more engaged! I can’t tell you how glad I am to have found this.” – Stephanie, Gifted & Talented Teacher

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“I like how all the activities were hands on. Way different than what we usually do in school.'” – Josh, summer camp student from CT

12 years experience in what works for STEM education

ASHLEY E. PEREIRA

 

EDUCATION
Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Master of Science, Secondary Education, June 2012
Teaching Certifications: Biology 030 grades 7-12, Agriculture/Natural Resources 040 grades prek-12
Provisional Educator Certificate CT #C122014000263; TEAM certified
GPA 3.97/4.00 Summa Cum Laude

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, May 2010
GPA 3.54/4.00 Magna Cum Laude

WORK EXPERIENCE

Greater Good Consultants LLC; Career In STEM®, North Windham, CT
Owner, May 2012 – present

  • Develop innovative curricula and learning platforms for STEM career exploration and workforce development
  • Consult with clients around the world to provide expertise regarding issues and applications in STEM education
  • Identify funding opportunities, prepare grant applications, and write winning proposal narratives
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to evaluate grant-funded programs, resulting in comprehensive written reports
  • Conduct classroom observations, pilot testing, interviews, and focus group sessions both in person and using a variety of technology platforms
  • Create reports, data tables, surveys, and written communications for a wide variety of nonprofit clients

 

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic CT
Adjunct Professor of Science Education, August 2015 – May 2019

  • Create meaningful learning experiences to engage graduate and undergraduate students in the teaching and learning of science at the elementary through collegiate level
  • Ensure each student attains learning goals specified in NGSS, NCATE, CCT and AECI standards
  • Collaborate with university faculty, teachers, administrators, and industry professionals to plan, conduct, and evaluate practically applied field experiences
  • Guide student development and submission of edTPA portfolios

 

Kraft Tile LLC, North Windham, CT
Co-Owner, May 2010 – present

  • Plan, conduct, analyze, and report market research initiatives to inform and improve company performance metrics
  • Maintain compliance with government, regulatory, financial, and insurance requirements
  • Coordinate tasks through multiple stakeholders including businesses, service providers, and independent contractors
  • Design, copyright, and maintain business website, social media accounts, blog page, and marketing materials

 

Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
Environmental Science and Agriculture Teacher, June 2013 – June 2015
Achievement First Hartford Academy Middle School, Hartford, CT
7th Grade Science Teacher, June 2012 – June 2013

  • Assessed every student’s mastery of complex science content and diagnosed areas of student misunderstanding using quantitative and qualitative data
  • Designed innovative and engaging lessons to ensure measurable student academic growth
  • Analyzed and synthesized student performance data to evaluate effectiveness of educational programs and materials

 

Keigwin Middle School, Middletown, CT
Curriculum Coordinator, September 2010 – May 2012

  • Supervised environmental science and natural resources program curriculum and instruction for 6th grade students and high school mentors
  • Utilized assessment data to evaluate student learning and improve educational outcomes
  • Submitted reports as required by grant program

 

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Graduate Research Assistant, March 2011 – January 2012

  • Implemented survey instruments, administered research assessments, and monitored project deadlines
  • Collected, analyzed, and synthesized quantitative and qualitative research data
  • Collaborated with professors, industry professionals, and teachers to articulate outcomes via reports, presentations, and publications

 

University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT and Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Summer Science Instructor, 2011 and 2012

  • Planned, designed, and implemented dynamic science enrichment programs for students grades K-9
  • Delegated responsibilities and supervised performance of high school counselors
  • Formed alliances with local businesses and nonprofit organizations to enhance curriculum objectives and increase the quality of student educational experiences

 

University of Connecticut Department of Animal Science, Storrs, CT
Extension Program Assistant, August 2008 – May 2010                                       

  • Created learning and assessment materials for use by statewide 4-H program related to animal sciences and natural resources
  • Managed program evaluation initiatives to identify and expedite necessary improvements

 

Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN
Tutor, January 2008 – May 2008

  • Provided tutoring services to college students in a variety of subjects, such as algebra, writing, and biology
  • Advised students regarding time management, study skills, and goal setting

CareerInSTEM® is owned and operated by Greater Good Consultants LLC,

working for the greater good in STEM education since 2012.

Career In STEM is an active member of the STEM community locally, regionally, nationally, and abroad. Below is a small sample of meaningful contributions to the field.

  • Eastern Employer Advisory Board, Board Member
  • CT Women’s Hall of Fame, Curriculum Reviewer
  • Soropotimist International, STEM Program Consultant
  • University of Connecticut Center for Career Development, Advisor
  • Bank of America, Small Business Owner Advisory Panelist
  • CT Journal of Science Education, Assistant Editor 
  • CT State Department of Education, Science Standard Assessment Committee Member
  • Journal of College Science Teaching, Two Year Community Column Reviewer
  • Norrtheastern Educational Research Association, Conference Proposal Reviewer
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Proposal Evaluator                                     

We are proud to partner with a diverse network of collaborators to bring quality STEM education and career development programs to students throughout the USA.

  • Member, Alliance for Self Directed Education
  • Member, Association for Career and Technical Education
  • Member, SkillsUSA
  • Member, National Science Teachers Association
  • Member, CTNext
  • Member, Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT
  • Member, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Member, Citizen Science Association
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Socorro ISD
  • Keller ISD
  • Fort Worth ISD
  • Conroe ISD
  • Frisco ISD
  • Crowley ISD
  • Killeen ISD
  • Brownsville ISD
  • Belton ISD
  • Lewisville ISD
  • Denton ISD