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Beth Ruedi, PhD

Associate Program Director

Beth Ruedi, PhD, directs institutional awards and membership for SEA Change, an initiative promoting systemic transformation in higher education to support true equity and inclusion. She previously served as the director for AAAS Science in the Classroom, a collection of annotated research papers. Ruedi received her PhD in behavior genetics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007. She has been involved in the STEM professional society sector for a decade, first serving as the founding Director of Education and Professional Development at the Genetics Society of America. There, Dr. Ruedi helped cultivate an educational mission for GSA, resulting in a complex portfolio of over 20 activities, initiatives, partnerships, and awards, many of which worked to address systemic issues underlying the lack of diversity in STEM. In 2016 she joined the Education and Human Resources Directorate, now ISEED, working with Shirley Malcom to direct multiple projects related to STEM literacy, education reform, and diversity & inclusion.