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Programs & Professional Development, Pacific Northwest

Emily McLeod, Interim PNW Director and Director of Innovation, Research, and Curriculum

In her current role at Techbridge Girls, Emily designs and manages the development and implementation of high-quality informal hands-on STEM programming, oversees the structure and delivery of capacity-building work with national partners, supports internal professional development, and manages relationships with research and evaluation partners. She is also currently acting as Interim Director for Pacific Northwest, and in that role is managing day-to-day operations for the Pacific Northwest’s portfolio of girl-serving and capacity-building programs. 

Emily is an educational program designer and manager with 15+ years of experience, specializing in STEM in informal settings, equitable STEM, and connections to careers. She is especially interested in ways to assess learning and growth in informal settings.  Prior to working at Techbridge Girls, Emily was a curriculum designer at Education Development Center. She received a Bachelor's degree from The Evergreen State College, and has a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from San Francisco State University.

Miriam Kaboré, Pacific Northwest Program Manager for After School

Miriam Kaboré is passionate about science, community outreach, and education. As the Program Manager for After School, she is committed to fostering an equitable learning environment for girls to explore STEM, build self-confidence, and explore multiple career paths.

Prior to Techbridge Girls, Miriam was a Secondary Education Science Volunteer with Peace Corps Cameroon, where she worked to improve education through student-centered practices, build STEM proficiency among her students, and engage the community in the educational system.  Additionally, she worked to combat gender inequality within her school.

Miriam earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from James Madison University, where she researched the neurological mechanisms of the pain reflex. In her free time, she likes painting, reading a good book, and hiking with her dog, Blue.

Roslyn Hower, Pacific Northwest Development & Operations Manager

Roslyn Hower is committed to eliminating the barriers girls face to accessing high-quality STEM education. As the Development and Operations Manager for the Pacific Northwest, Roslyn works to build connections between the community and funders to increase Techbridge Girls’ impact. 

Prior to joining Techbridge Girls, Roslyn earned her Master of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. She also worked as a City Year corps member in a school in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood where she tutored students in ELA and facilitated an after school STEM enrichment program. Later she worked for Partners For Youth With Disabilities cultivating relationships with members of the business community to provide real-world learning opportunities for participants in a career readiness program.