Meet the Team
Have you ever wondered who's behind your favorite STEM resources? Read below to meet the leaders of our team!
Director of Education, STEM Jobs
Ellen is a former middle school teacher turned curriculum developer, certified in elementary education, middle school mathematics education, middle school language arts education, and copy editing. After leaving public education, Ellen served as a content developer at a K-12 online math company for seven years. She is now a proud member of the STEM Jobs team, dedicated to helping teachers connect their classrooms to careers.
At STEM Jobs, Ellen works to reach the two main goals of the company: Supporting teachers by providing best-in-class resources to enhance their STEM curriculum and engaging students in STEM subjects in middle and high school by showing them that STEM skills lead to incredible careers in every industry.
To reach these goals, Ellen serves as the editor-in-chief of STEM Jobs magazine, which reaches about 20,000 middle and high schools in the United States four times each school year. Ellen also manages the content for STEMjobs.com, which is the STEM hub for our student audience that publishes articles on careers, education options, and hot topics in real-world STEM. The student website is also home to the STEM Type Quiz, which allows students connect their passions to skills required in real STEM careers. As the curator of and a contributor for edu.STEMjobs.com, Ellen supports teachers with whitepapers on topics like project-based learning, articles on trends in STEM education, and free 5-E model lesson plans that coordinate with articles in the magazine.
Ellen is committed to STEM education for all.
Director of Educational Partnerships and Programs
As the Director of Educational Partnerships and Programs, Ellen is responsible for fostering and managing partner relationship with colleges, companies, and nonprofits across the country. She has developed relationships with the PA and NH Departments of Education, NJ STEM Ecosystem, Maui Economic Development Board, and various branches of the military to help bring STEM Jobs resources to schools to help teachers connect their classrooms to careers. She oversees the the logistics of print fulfillment, sponsorships, and communications for STEM Jobs print publication along with customer support outreach for all schools.
Having graduated from LaRoche college with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts Technology—a STEM field—she understands the importance of hands-on technology in education and the careers of tomorrow. She has worked in the retail, education, and nonprofit industries developing client relations and improving productivity within those fields.
Growing up, Mike always had an interest in art and design. Through his high school years he was the kid that other students would come up to with requests for drawings and sketches. After graduating from high school with high honors, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he deployed twice to Iraq as a truck driver in convoy operations throughout the country. After leaving the service with an honorable discharge, he put his GI BIll to use and enrolled in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Combining his love of art and design with his interest in technology, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Upon completion of his degree, he won best in show at his graduating class’ portfolio show.
Mike began working with STEM Jobs shortly after graduation. He was on the original development team for the brand, and has been designing its products—including every issue of the magazine—ever since. He takes pride in having the ability to contribute his skills to a brand that exposes the next generation to a world of opportunities they may have otherwise missed, all while doing what he loves.
Mike currently lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. with his wife Mandy and their cats Harvey Loo and Leonidas. His hobbies include reading, traveling, running (five full marathons and counting), and going out to concerts and movies.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Logan was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and has lived there his entire life. After graduating from North Allegheny High School, he went on to study Entrepreneurship at Grove City College. Logan used his entrepreneurial passion to start a few businesses of his own, and was accepted into the Pittsburgh Fellows program, a nine month postgraduate leadership development fellowship focused on the city of Pittsburgh, upon completion of his degree. As part of his fellows experience he was placed at Victory Media, where he served in sales and marketing roles.
In April of 2017 Logan joined the STEM Jobs team, serving in a digital marketing and business development role. As part of the team, Logan heads up STEM Jobs’ online resource center in addition to his other various duties.
When he’s not focused on the online resource center, Logan enjoys taking pictures and producing videos. He also has a love for cooking that has developed over the years, which has become a skill he uses to fuel his other passion—spending time with and entertaining his friends and family.