Lori Flippin has a great deal of passion for STEM, which led her to pursue degrees in biology, chemistry, physics, math and secondary education. She gained industry experience in a lab and her first fifteen years were spent in the secondary classroom. She then became an assistant principal in charge of curriculum and school improvement. During that time she realized a love for developing exciting initiatives for students and teachers. Five years later, she become the Assistant Superintendent where she added offerings such as Google CS First Coding; a Bristlebot program; First Robotics; STEM camps; technology coaching for staff; and a greenhouse, wind turbine and solar array. In the past year she moved into the role of STEM Initiative Leader for the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance where she facilitates the Out-of-School-Time Network, Employer Talent Pipeline, and activities related to Career Readiness and Culture of STEM.