Q&A with Jennifer Stimpson: STEM Educator, Innovator, Scientist

Jennifer Stimpson, Ed.D., hails from Dallas, TX, and is a dedicated educator who links science principles to real-life contexts to engage students. Formerly a federal forensic chemist with the Drug Enforcement Administration, she shifted to teaching to bolster science education in public schools. Through innovative programming and community leadership, she empowers students and advocates for science literacy, including teaching a girls’ leadership class in Uganda and influencing STEM policy in Congress.

I had a chance to sit down with Jennifer to discuss how she inspires students to become lifelong learners and encourages girls to pursue STEM fields, embodying the philosophy of a “STEMinist” woman.