Ashley Pereira has been inspiring students through dynamic STEM learning experiences for the past 12 years. Ashley’s diverse professional background includes positions as an inner-city middle and high school science teacher, educational Research Associate, STEM curriculum developer, adjunct Professor of Science Education at Eastern Connecticut State University, and Founder of three successful start-ups including her most recent endeavor, Career In STEM, used by over a million students and educators annually. Over the past decade Ashley has gained an intimate knowledge and understanding of what is needed to help students turn their passions into careers that will change the world. She is a lifelong resident of North Windham, CT and can typically be found doing cool STEM stuff or roaming the woods with her two kids, JP and Camila.
EDUCATION: BS in Animal Science from University of Connecticut; Storrs, CT / MS in Science Education from Eastern Connecticut State University; Willimantic, CT
CURRENT POSITION: Founder & CEO of Career In STEM, adjunct Professor of Science Education at Eastern Connecticut State University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: teacher development, animal science, science education, introductory career exploration
LIVES IN: Connecticut, USA
LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese