Dr. Meagan Pollock is the Executive Director of Design Connect Create. With a unique background in engineering, education, consulting, research, and nonprofit work, Dr. Pollock is a nationally recognized thought leader on STEM equity. Fueled with a deep passion for helping young women of diverse backgrounds to pursue STEM educational pathways and careers, Dr. Pollock is well poised to lead the organization to the next level: building capacity and scaling programs that will help us reach more young women.
Dr. Pollock has most recently worked at the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) as Director of Professional Development leading a team of equity professionals focused on building educators' capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity. Before turning her focus on the intersection of education and equity, she worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments. Dr. Pollock was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University, a M.S in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas Woman's University.
In addition, Meagan is CEO of 7E Ventures, a firm that provides consulting and development services related to engineering, education and equity, and houses two tech start-ups. Meagan also serves as Vice President of Batten Hope, a nonprofit working to fund gene therapy research for children diagnosed with rare neuro-degenerative diseases at UT Southwestern and Children's Hospital in Dallas.