Dr. Stacey Forsyth received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona in 2002. Her research expertise is in plant ecology and conservation biology. While completing her graduate studies, she worked as an NSF GK-12 fellow and became passionate about connecting K-12 students and teachers to current science and university scientists. After teaching biology at a small liberal arts college and directing STEM outreach at the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute, Dr. Forsyth joined CU Science Discovery as the organization’s director. She now collaborates with CU faculty across campus to develop, implement and evaluate innovate STEM education programs for K-12 students and teachers. Her primary research interests are engaging underrepresented students, including underserved minorities and girls, in STEM fields. She oversees a new Teen Science Café program and is the Chair of the Colorado Collaborative for Girls in STEM.