Dr. Nettrice Gaskins has worked for several years in K-12 and post-secondary education, community media and technology before receiving a doctorate in Digital Media from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. She has focused on the application of cultural art and technologies in STEAM learning for underrepresented ethnic groups in public schools in the United States and around the world. Dr. Gaskins is the assistant director of the Lesley STEAM Learning Lab at Lesley University. She is on the board of directors of Artisans Asylum in Somerville, MA and the Making Spaces advisory board in the United Kingdom. Dr. Gaskins has also received funding from the National Science Foundation for Advancing STEM Through Culturally Situated Arts-Based Learning. She has lectured around the world about equity, access and inclusion in STEAM. Her book, “Techno-Vernacular Creativity and Innovation” will be published by The MIT Press in mid-2021.