In August of 2019, Angela Jones was selected as the CEO of Washington STEM. As the leader of a statewide nonprofit that advocates for STEM education for all students; with a focus on students of color, students in rural communities, students with low income households, and girls, Angela reaches into her diverse background of experiences to build relationships across the state. With programs like Notable Women in STEM and Advocacy to help lawmakers understand the importance of computer science and career connected learning, Washington STEM is reaching out into communites and schools to change the access students have to science, technology, engineering and math education.
We recorded this episode with Angela in late May. The Black Lives Matter protests that are rocking the foundations of this nation was on all our minds. We are grateful for her taking the time to talk about her experiences in leadership and education.