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connie chow

Connie Chow is committed to creating a world where more people can live up to their full potential. 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, and a founding organizer of the Africa Open Science and Hardware Summit (AfricaOSH).

When in the US, she is an associate lecturer in the Honors College at UMass Boston, focused on intersectionality, activism and democracy in and through STEM. She founded and directs the STEMinist Studio. Connie serves on the Regional Commission on the Status of Women in Massachusetts and is a Ford Public Voices Fellow of The OpEd Project.

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