Wendy Gram brings over twelve years of experience developing, managing and securing funding for a variety of science education initiatives to her role as Chief of Education and Public Engagement at NEON. She is passionate about science and learning, and committed to providing high-quality learning experiences for diverse audiences. Before joining NEON in late 2008, Wendy spent nine years as Head of Education at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma. There, she integrated science with educational programming, such as innovative teacher professional development workshops, field courses, K-12 classes, and exhibit development. Wendy holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Missouri and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania.