Director, Women in Engineering (WE) Program, Texas A&M University. She has held similar positions at both The Ohio State University (2011 – 2015) and Arizona State University (1997 – 2010). She has been involved in SWE as both a member and student chapter advisor since 1997. Shawna holds B.S. degrees in Microbiology and Physiological Psychology (Neuroscience), with minors in Chemistry and Women’s Studies, as well as a M.S. in Bioengineering from Arizona State University. She has directed STEM outreach, recruitment and retention programs to excite and engage young female students to pursue engineering careers. She has been involved in robotics efforts (AZ and OH) including FIRST, STEM Equity Pipeline Project, TECH CORPS, and PLTW. She is outgoing President of AZ Promoters of Applied Science in Education, a non-profit organization hosting the National Underwater Robotics Challenge (NURC) (2007-2014). She has also been a small business owner since 2002 and is an accomplished musician and cellist. Shawna is interested in programs that are cross-disciplinary in nature and involve a fusion of the arts, humanities, and STEM disciplines.