A native New Mexican with multigenerational roots, Gwen is the K-12 Program Director at the LANL Foundation. In this position she oversees the Inquiry Science Education Consortium, as well as potential education partnerships, initiatives, and advocacy.
With over 18 years in education, Gwen’s career includes teaching across the elementary to postsecondary landscape as well as facilitating tailored professional learning for educators and communities of practice. She has a strong background in designing and running STEM education programs with an eye toward innovative evaluation and longitudinal impact.
A strong advocate for equity and community agency through public education, Gwen finds a particular nexus among language, identity, and STEAM education. Gwen has a Ph.D. in Education from New Mexico State University.
She currently resides in Santa Fe and is constantly inspired by the Sangre de Cristo mountains and her two sons.