STEM EDUCATION WORKS TEAM
Christine is the President and co-founder of STEM Education Works. An entrepreneur with a passion for making things happen, she began her career in industrial management. She then spent time building a better community in non-profit leadership before focusing on her goal to build a better STEM education model. Her vision is to provide opportunities for every student to engage their curiosity to learn and to help teachers do what they love. When she’s not strategizing, exploring new products, and working on marketing strategies, you’ll find her listening to podcasts, cooking up a storm for family and friends, and riding her bike.
Director of Curriculum Solutions
Corey is an experienced educator, librarian, and college professor. She is passionate about kids, literacy, and technology. In her position as Curriculum and Professional Development Manager at STEM Education Works, she has the opportunity to work with other amazing educators to create and edit STEM curriculum for K-12 students. In the process, she gets to experiment with new technologies and help educators implement them into their own teaching. She has a PhD and MS in educational technology and an MLIS with a specialization in emerging technologies. In her spare time, she’s reading books, listening to podcasts, bingeing Netflix, hiking the PA hills with her husband and kids, or snuggling with her cats Nyx and Nemo. Follow her adventures in STEM on Instagram @library_doc or on Twitter @rchallway.
Curriculum and Outreach Specialist
Jake is an Curriculum and Outreach Specialist at STEM Education Works. After earning his B.A. in Physics and Astronomy from Purdue University in 2012, Jake earned his Ph.D. in Nuclear Astrophysics in 2018 from Kent State University, where he studied the theatrical interior of neutron stars. We could fill an entire page with Dr. Roark’s qualifications and accomplishments, but he suggested against it. What drove him to STEM Education Works was his love for teaching and science outreach. When something needs tinkered with or put together, we bring it to Jake. Jake loves to write, sketch, and play the occasional video game.
Operations and Content Marketing Manager
Ty has a unique background in education. Graduating with a Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree from Butler University in 2016, he was not expecting the breadth of knowledge about STEM equipment and curriculum he would soon acquire. Working with STEM Education Works since its inception in 2018, Ty has become the expert in our products and learned the ins and outs of the education market. Using his experience, and in his new role as the Operations and Marketing Content Manager, Ty manages content on our social media, website, and wherever else you see STEM Education Works. He also helps our team with curriculum and product testing, among other duties. If not creating trinkets and gifts with the Glowforge or Sindoh, he enjoys taking his goldendoodle, Oakley on hikes with his fiancée Katelyn and practicing his newfound hobby of cooking. And if there’s time left in the day, he’ll spend it playing some video games.
As our Production Assistant, Justin wears many hats! He started his college career at Indiana University before transferring to Purdue University where he earned his degree in Selling and Sales Management in 2021. Justin is a huge soccer fan and supports his favorite team, Manchester United. Away from his desk, you can find Justin hanging with family or friends, watching or playing soccer, or just having a good time.
Matthew is passionate about helping students learn and further their education by utilizing the wide range of products offered. He is eager to help current students have the opportunity to see how exciting STEM can be. A huge Purdue fan, you can find Matthew away from the office at the gym, hanging with family, friends, and his girlfriend Emily, playing with his cat Wiz or playing the latest video game. He’s excited to learn and grow with his new STEM team!
Damiana spent 10 years in veterinary medicine in both general practice and emergency medicine before moving into the world of sales and STEM! She loves to see how quickly kids learn and adapt to new technologies while being excited about hands-on learning. Being a part of bringing STEM to kids, especially ones who might not have access to these technologies otherwise, makes her job so fulfilling! Outside of work, you can find her camping and hiking with her family and their Frenchie, Oliver, or reading a good book.
Customer Success Coordinator
Brittany thrives in finding ways she can help others. She has spent many years exploring and pursuing various jobs to expand her skill set with customer experience, software certifications, retail management, training strategies, procedure development, office administration, graphic design, event planning, and more. Her personal life is filled with music! She is in a band that she and her husband started in 2011, called Frank Muffin. She is also one of the Senior Audio Engineers with REC Room Recording, a non-profit recording studio housed in The Arts Federation (TAF) building near downtown Lafayette, IN and played for many years in Purdue Bands & Orchestras and the Lafayette Citizens’ Band as a flute and piccolo player.
Professional Learning Specialist
As a previous educator, Chauntée is passionate about providing teachers with the tools needed to inspire their students to greatness. She graduated with an elementary education degree from the University of Richmond and then used her degree to teach in inner-city Richmond, Virginia. Chauntée loves all things STEM and when she was offered an opportunity to be a STEM Specialist in Fort Worth, Texas, she did not hesitate to take the jump. While teaching STEM in Texas, she obtained her master’s degree in STEM Education from Tarleton University. As the Professional Learning Specialist for STEM Education Works, Chauntée is able to take her experience and passion and pass it on to others through the training she provides our customers. She is full of energy and it does not take long for people to see that she is an extravert. When Chauntée is not working, she is exploring new places, doing trivia, or hosting themed parties for her friends.