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Bonnie Bertolaet Selected as New Executive Director

The Board of Science Club for Girls (SCFG) is delighted to announce Bonnie Bertolaet, Ph.D., as our new Executive Director effective January. After an exhaustive national search, our Board selected Dr. Bertolaet from a wide group of talented candidates. 

Dr. Bertolaet has been on the Board of Science Club for Girls (SCFG) for the past two years,most recently serving as its Chair. In that role, she was the major force behind the current strategic plan, the operational restructuring of SCFG, and a reinvigorated focus on development. 

Bonnie has worked tirelessly over the past two years, advocating with great skill, passion and creativity for the mission and vision of SCFG. We are indeed fortunate to have her take the lead of Science Club for Girls as we continue our efforts to improve access and gender equity in STEM, especially for girls underrepresented in STEM.

Mary McGowan, Co-Founder, Science club for Girls

Dr. Bertolaet is an accomplished scientist, with a broad background in education and training in scientific research and in STEM education. She received her B.A. from Amherst College and her Ph.D. from Harvard University and trained as an NIH post-doctoral fellow at the University of California San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute. Bonnie has worked in biotech and with educational organizations in public and private schools in a variety of roles, including working in STEM education and supporting an equity-based educational program focused on raising awareness of physical and intellectual disabilities for children in K-6th grade. 

“I am deeply committed to SCFG’s mission and have been moved by the profound impact we have on our girls. I look forward to serving this wonderful organization in my new capacity as Executive Director.” Bonnie Bertolaet
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