About Me

Hi! I’m Julie, and I am the person behind STEM Launcher. I’m a mom, a scientist, a teacher, a hockey fan, a nerd, and a lover of all things related to food. I’m originally from Pennsylvania, and I studied Chemistry at Pitt and Chemistry and Science Education at Penn State. Along the way, I’ve taught college chemistry labs and recitations, worked as a chemist, taught high school chemistry for 6 years, instructed camps for SCIENCE-U at Penn State, interned at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and worked at countless science outreach events. I am also the recipient of the NSTA Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers and was selected for the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy. 

I love teaching science, and the idea for STEM Launcher was born out of this love. I want to bring the spark of loving science to as many people as I can, and online science classes allow me to do exactly that!

There are lots of great classes in the works, but if you ever have ideas for a topic you’d like to see, you can always email me with your requests! Looking forward to seeing you in a class soon!