Stacey Baker is a public engagement program associate for the American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology. In this role, Stacey manages the board-appointed Committee on Science & Technology Engagement with the Public (CoSTEP), is on the steering committee for SciEngage, is an interim co-leader of the Society Civic Science Initiative, facilitates Communicating Science workshops, and supports other Center programs. Prior to the pandemic, Stacey organized the AAAS Family Science Days science festival as part of the AAAS Annual Meeting, building connections with local community organizations across the United States. Before joining AAAS in 2016, Stacey received her Master’s in Biology (American University) with a thesis in the evolutionary genetics of red shouldered soapberry bugs and a Bachelor’s in Zoology (SUNY Oswego). She went on to study molecular biology at the National Institutes of Health and then taught biology courses at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Born on a farm, her rural upbringing has empowered her sense of community, and inspired her passion for community engagement.