Deanna Lewis

STEM Connect -
13:30 pm 10/16/2019
Graham/Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

STEM Connect is a multi-sector event intended to provoke and stimulate reactions that allow us to rethink who or what “fits” into STEM. We will use several components of systems thinking including appreciation for new insights, flexible thinking, and multiple perspectives to reimagine a stronger, more integrated, inclusive and sustainable STEM ecosystem. STEM Connect will challenge your assumptions of STEM. Join us as we examine what we think about the STEM ecosystem through the Provocateur Panel where we will hear personal stories and innovative perspectives from community members. Together, we can disrupt the current state of STEM to create an inclusive culture that validates diverse experiences and careers in STEM.

Deanna’s interest lies in the domain of Complex Problem Solving (CPS) using a Systems Thinking Approach. She applies this approach to her work in community health & wellness, sustainable development, and cultivating future leaders. She holds a doctorate in public health from the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is a graduate of Stanford’s Physician Assistant program, received her MBA from the Eller School of Management, and served two years as a University of Arizona/NASA Space Grant Fellow in photovoltaics.