The Latino STEM Alliance (LSA) was born out of the vision of a group of STEM professionals who witnessed the lack of diversity in the tech sector and the challenge that corporations faced with filling highly qualified positions. These professionals seized on an opportunity to broaden the career perspectives of under-served youth by developing STEM programs in marginalized communities.
Our Team Today
Karen Chacón joined the Latino STEM Alliance as Executive Director in October 2018 after serving as Chief of Staff for the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies for five years at Educational Development Center (EDC). As Executive Director, Ms. Chacón is responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of strategic planning, program management and fundraising for the organization.
Sarah brings layered versatility and deep experience in non-profit management coupled by a financial investment background, to mobilize organizations and their reach to impact youth and their educational learning power.
Mike graduated from Lycoming College with a degree in Political Science. He has completed two years with AmeriCorps, one year with City Year and one year with NDMVA. He has a passion for education, and strives to bridge the achievement gap in our education system. He is currently a graduate student at Northeastern, where his is working to earn his Masters in Nonprofit Management.