Shari has dedicated her career to STEM education. Prior to joining Ignited, Shari worked in education in New York, New Jersey, and California. She piloted an alternative high school for at-risk students, taught college calculus, and developed a mathematics program to serve both gifted and challenged students in the Bay Area. Shari joined Ignited in 2000, serving in a variety of roles including Education Programs Manager and Education Director. Most recently, Shari has been promoted to CEO of Ignited, where she oversees program and organizational operations, fundraising, partnership development, strategic planning and implementation. Shari earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from SUNY Albany, her Masters in Mathematical Theory from UC Santa Cruz, and completed all coursework towards a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from NYU.