Lea Schram von Haupt is the STEM Programs Coordinator at The National WWII Museum. She plans and implements The National WWII Museum’s public and student programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the context of World War II. She has over six years of experience in informal science education both in the United States and internationally. She holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University. Lea strives to ignite an excitement for scientific learning and is passionate about ensuring that all students see themselves represented in the stories told about history and science.
Lea Schram von Haupt
STEM Programs Coordinator
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