Dr. Amanda Sullivan is a researcher, educator, and author who explores strategies for breaking gender stereotypes and engaging girls in STEM/STEAM from an early age. She is currently the Senior Program Developer at the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), a nonprofit organization focused on gender equity in STEM.
Amanda holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Child Development from Tufts University where she worked with the Developmental Technologies Research Group. She is the co-creator of the ScratchJr Coding Cards: Creative Coding Activities for Children Ages 5-7, published by No Starch Press, and author of the book Breaking the STEM Stereotype: Reaching Girls in Early Childhood, published by Rowman & Littlefield. Her work has been featured in GeekWire, The Boston Globe, WIRED magazine, the New York Times, and more.
At the heart of it all, Amanda’s greatest joy is playing and learning alongside young children to spark creativity, inspire confidence, and just plain have fun! She has over a decade of experience teaching early childhood and elementary school STEAM courses such as robotics, drama, film production, and more. She currently has her hands full as the mother of two energetic young children. Connect with Amanda on Twitter @AASully, on Instagram @PlayfulSTEAM, and on LinkedIn.