connie chow

Connie Chow is committed to creating a world that is more joyful, more fair, and where more people can live up to their full potential, in community. She is the founder and director of The Exploratory (, a Ghana-based NGO that promotes relevant, joyful, collaborative STEM education and gender equity through teacher training and school-based clubs. She is also the co-founder of the Ghana STEM Network. When in Boston, she is an associate lecturer in the Honors College at UMass Boston, focused on intersectionality and activism in and through STEM.

Formerly, as the first Executive Director of Science Club for Girls, a Boston-based nonprofit that expands access to hands-on STEM, especially for girls of color. Connie’s work and leadership had been recognized by the Social Innovation Forum, MetLife Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance, amongst others. Connie

received her Ph.D. in Virology from Harvard University and her postdoctoral training in molecular parasitology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Connie co-founded the Massachusetts CEDAW Project, a coalition that sought local implementation of the international women’s human rights treaty in Massachusetts, while she was on the steering committee for AIUSA’s Women’s Human Rights program.