We are STEM Generation! We are passionately dedicated to creating opportunities for students to enter the STEM-workforce pipeline, particularly those who are under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM), namely girls and students of color from low-income families.

Each of STEM Generation’s diverse team members is a trail blazer and making their mark in this world, together. Each team member brings a unique perspective to the table and actively contributes to guiding the direction of the organization. We are equipping under-served students with the tools and skills they need to tap into economic opportunities all around them. Often for the first time, these students experience what it is really like to be a scientist or engineer and to believe in themselves – so they can know “Hey, I can do it!”


Wendy Wempe

Executive Director + Founder

As a mother, research scientist, and educator, Wendy is driven to the core to level the Science & Engineering Fair playing field. Having dedicated…

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Wendy Stewart Martinez

Development Officer

Accomplished nonprofit executive with over 20 years professional experience in government, associations and non-profit organizations. Passionate about serving all youth in early childhood learning…

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Samantha Sands

Programs Manager

Samantha Sands is a STEM educator, community connector and geologist. She earned her bachelor’s in Environmental Geology at the University of Michigan and a…

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Founding Board of Directors

Dr. Carol Weber

Carol Weber is an accomplished and mission-focused technology and strategy leader for Gates Corporation, where she has transformed the business by spearheading the development…

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John Jenkins


Retired since 2016, John’s professional career included senior executive positions in small cap engineering service and technology companies, primarily publicly traded. My own life…

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Stephanie Geyer

A long-time higher education marketer, I am inspired by the opportunity to support the mission of STEM Generation through focus on elementary school children.…

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Michelle Moorman

Development Committee Chair

Michelle Moorman Applegate has 15 years of experience in the energy industry working with various electric and natural gas utilities spanning power generation, regulation,…

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Dawn Small

Marketing Committee Chair

Dawn Small brings to STEM Generation’s advisory council a 20-year background in multifaceted communications and marketing, including a decade of experience in the technology…

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Advisory Board

Madison Carter

Madison A. Carter is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and runs a holistic wealth advisory business, working with individuals, families, businesses, and foundations/endowments to help…

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Juan Carlos Madeni

Dr. Madeni is a Scientist and Engineer with extensive experience in technological innovation in materials for the energy, petroleum, microelectronics, glass processing, and aerospace…

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Timeri Tolnay

Programs Committee Chair

Timeri is on a personal mission to create opportunity for females of all ages, which includes breaking down the barriers that currently stand in…

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Terri Wright

Dr. Terri D. Wright has over 18 years of teaching, research and program management experience in higher education. Her passion is helping underrepresented, first…

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Eric Miller

Engineer, speaker, writer, and small business co-owner, Eric loves to explore and share all things technology.

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Catalina Luneburg

Catalina Luneburg is an accomplished and passionate Structural Geologist with over 25 years of experience in the energy industry and academics. After several years…

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Tamara McGriff

Tamara is passionate about creating equitable and inclusive opportunities for underrepresented communities to increase their STEM participation through education, resources, and access.

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Matt Sodnicar

I want to help STEM Generation provide for kids, so they have the same opportunities and education my children did.

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Dr. Andrea Bowens Jones

Dr. Andrea, a Ph.D. polymer chemist by training, is a former Procter & Gamble (P&G) Research & Development Section Head. She has managed multi–discipline teams…

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Tom Brinegar

Tom is the CFO and part-owner of PEAK Resources, Inc. PEAK is a technology firm headquartered in Denver founded in 1991. PEAK is a…

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Mary Makowsky

Mary is a user experience designer and front-end web developer with over 20 years of experience in web design, email marketing design, creative and…

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Chiara Massironi

Chiara is a marketer and lifelong learner who specializes in launching and scaling tech programs. As a woman in tech who entered with a…

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Jonathan Krause

My goal is to help drive collaboration and innovation through diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, healthcare, and the life sciences.

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Steve Parry

Steve Parry is President of Sales Productivity Consultants (SPC), a 20 year old sales strategy consulting firm. Steve works with leaders who recognize that…

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Hilary Constable

Hilary is a Writer and HR Consultant. Through her roles in corporate HR, she saw first-hand how hard it was to find women and…

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