Julie Shannan

Exec Dir
VentureLab

Julie is an innovator in the informal education space and a recognized leader in STEM education. She is the Executive Director of VentureLab which is creating the next generation of innovators by making world-class entrepreneurship education accessible to kids all around the world. She brings over 20 years experience managing nationally recognized informal STEM programs for girls, parents and educators across the nation and is passionate about engaging kids as creative problem solvers in a world filled with so many challenges. Julie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelors in Biology and is a recipient of the “Austin Under 40” Award for leadership in Youth and Education. Previously, Julie was at Girlstart, a national leader in STEM education for girls, where she created Girlstart’s brand and method for engaging girls in STEM.

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