Leena Bakshi, STEM4Real

Dr. Leena Bakshi is the founder of STEM4Real, a nonprofit professional learning organization committed to combining STEM, CCSS, & NGSS standards-based content learning and leadership with principles of equity and social justice. She also serves as the Board Secretary for the California Association of Science Educators. Leena currently works with pre-service teachers at UC Berkeley and Claremont Graduate University, teaching STEM methods and Universal Design for Learning. She is the author of the children’s book, There’s Something in the Water, showcasing the life of world-renowned endocrinologist, Dr. Tyrone Hayes.