Leana Nordstrom, project director, is an expert in communications, event management, product management, and fostering peer-to-peer professional learning. She leads the design of publications, infographics, videos, websites, and events that advance efforts to improve the quality and equity of education, with a special focus on STEM education and early learning.

Nordstrom heads up communications and network-building for EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute, First 10, and CADRE (Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education), creating content and managing social media, newsletters, and websites. She facilitates a community of practice comprising 70+ members from two- and four-year colleges working to build data programs. She also manages global and regional events, logistics, and special projects for EDC’s Amgen Biotech Experience Program Office and logistical planning for CADRE’s bi-annual DRK-12 PI Meetings. Before EDC, Nordstrom worked at Public Interest GRFX and served in the Peace Corps.

Nordstrom holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Bates College and received her PMD Pro Certification as a project manager from APMG International. She is proficient in German and fluent in English.