Julie Shannan has dedicated her life to making STEM education appealing to girls. She creates marketing and fundraising pieces that inspire people to join a cause and feel great about contributing to the solution.
Ms. Shannan is a recipient of the prestigious “Austin Under 40” Award for leadership in Youth and Education. She currently serves on the Texas Girls Collaborative Project Leadership Council, a member of NASA Human Health and Performance Center, and was a founding advisory board member for SciGirls, a PBS show for girls and science. She is also a graduate of Leadership Austin ('05) and Leadership Texas ('13). Ms. Shannan is the past President of the Seton Forum, and also serves on the advisory of the Young Women's Alliance.
Ms. Shannan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelors in Biology and has developed nationally recognized science and technology programs that have been funded by Oprah’s Angel Network, the Texas Education Agency and the National Science Foundation. Ms. Shannan has presented at SXSW Interactive, SXSWedu, the Texas Conference for Women, The Conference for Science Teachers Association, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Technology International, Games 4 Change, the National Science Teachers Association, and more, promoting opportunities for girls in math, science, engineering, and technology.
In addition, she has been featured in Austin Monthly, Family Circus, Mothering Magazine, The Austin American Statesman, Austin Business Journal, San Antonio Business Journal, and CosmoGirl.