First Name

Karen

Last Name

Mellendorf

Bio

Karen has been involved in education for over 25 years, as a middle school math teacher, a homeschooling parent and as a mentor, robotics coach, leader, and administrator with The Forge Initiative. The nonprofit Forge Initiative is an organization dedicated to improving STEM+Art access to all ages and backgrounds, which has given Karen opportunities to utilize her education and organizational skills to help create and grow a collaborative informal learning community.