Breaking Down Barriers

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Dieuwertje "DJ" Kast

STEM Programs Manager / STEM Education
University of Southern California
Los Angeles

Dieuwertje "DJ" Kast is the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Programs Manager for the University of Southern California’s (USC) Joint Educational Project. She has provided STEM instruction to over 23,000 underserved students, 600 educators, 20 school principals, and countless community members. She is a current doctoral student in education, focusing on Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies in STEM at USC. She received her master's degree in education and biology teaching credential from the USC Rossier School of Education and she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Master of Science in Marine Environmental Biology in 2011 from USC. Her mission is to level the playing field for underserved students in STEM. Her education philosophy is focused on hands-on, inquiry-based and authentic STEM learning experiences. When she isn't working, she loves traveling on science-themed trips with her husband Roee around the world.

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