Jen Lewin is a STEM Project Coordinator at Northwestern University in the Office of Community Education Partnerships.  She works to connect resources between the University and Evanston/Skokie School District 65.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
— John Muir

I love my job.  I am a forever student myself.  I quite possibly learn more from the community than they do from me. Working at Northwestern University has been an amazing opportunity to expand how and what I learn.

When I’m not working, you might see me riding about town on my scooter (meep meep), on my bike getting coffee, or lollygaggin at the dog park with a couple of furry nerds.

Having lived in Chicago for over two decades, I will never tire of the endless culinary and cultural options here in the windy city.  I hear the architecture is "pretty good" too.  As much as I love this city, camping is a must for me to balance out the hustle and bustle.  


I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Education from DePaul University Chicago. I’m expected to complete my second Master of Arts in Educational Technology from Michigan State University in Spring 2019!

As a young girl interested in science with very little opportunity to experience science in school, I knew that I wanted to teach science to kids to make sure they had the opportunity to explore how science works.

I have been very fortunate in my career to have mentors and experiences that helped form my pedagogy. It’s what drives me to want to give back to others.