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, facilitating tailored, productive professional development for educators and communities of practice, and providing instructional coaching for teachers. She has a strong background in designing and running STEM education programming, importantly with an eye toward innovative evaluation and longitudinal impact.
Gwen is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at New Mexico State University. She is a strong advocate for equity and social justice through public education, finding a particular nexus among language, identity, and STEM education.
She currently resides in Santa Fe and is constantly inspired by the Sangre de Cristo mountains and her two sons.