Lisa Freed

Lisa Freed

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Manager, STEM Outreach – iRobot

Lisa manages iRobot’s STEM initiative, focused on engaging students in STEM education across grade levels and demographics. By visiting classrooms, bringing students to iRobot and providing job shadow experiences, the program inspires students in robotics and STEM fields. The iRobot STEM program has an increased focus on reaching communities historically under-resourced and providing students with inspiration in STEM and the opportunities it provides. iRobot is also the founder and lead organizer for National Robotics Week, which hosts over 350 events in all 50 states annually.  Lisa is a registered Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional.   Lisa holds a Civil Engineering degree from Union College and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University.  Lisa was a past recipient of the WEPAN Women in Engineering Champion Award recognizing an individual employee in industry for their volunteer contributions to STEM education and was previously named a Woman Worth Watching in STEM by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Outside of her professional life, Lisa has a son who is an elementary education teacher, and enjoys her Stand Up Paddleboard or training her Bernese Mountain Dog.
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