Dr. Gina Cherkowski is a Mathematics Educator and researcher, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Professor and educational game changer. Dr. Cherkowski earned a double cognate Ph. D. in Mathematics Education and in Culture Studies and teaches at University of Calgary. Dr. Cherkowski is on a quest to ensure all kids have access to high quality educational experiences in STEM now so that our kids are ready for the demands of our fast paced, technologically driven world. In addition to volunteering for STEM Alberta, Dr. Cherkowski founded STEM Learning Lab as a way to get meaningful STEM activities to kids so they are aptly positioned to reap the rewards and benefits of our highly technological world. Dr. Cherkowski also sits on the executive board of C21; a leading not-for-profit organization that promotes the accelerated change in teaching and learning practices across Canada.