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Larisa Schelkin

NASA GLOBE Partner/Teaching Faculty UNITAR Global Diplomacy Fellowship New York/Global STEM Education Center, Inc
NASA GLOBE Educator, UNITAR Global Diplomacy Faculty
Boston, Massachusetts
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is President and Founder of the Global STEM Education Consulting, LLC. Larisa Schelkin is the author of the Global STEM Classroom ® teaching and learning model. She has developed over 35 Global STEM projects and established partnerships with K-12 schools & universities in 12 countries. Larisa held executive positions both in academia & global STEM corporations (WPI, WIT, Tufts University; TYCO Electronics Global Corporation). Larisa is a Fellow for Education Policy, Rennie Center for Educational Research and Policy & Institute for Education Leadership (IEL), Washington, DC (Class 2015); Larisa studied Global Education at Harvard University Graduate School of Education “Think Tank” in Spring 2015 - 2019; She studied Media and Technology in Education at Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Certificate, 2021) and Disruptive Strategies at Harvard Business School Online (Certificate, 2020); she is a Fellow and Board member of Massachusetts Academy of Science and a UNITAR Fellow on Global Diplomacy (Class 2021). Larisa is a NASA GLOBE Partner, GLOBE educators, NASA GLOBE International STEM Network member (GISN), GLOBE IVSS judge, GLOBE SRS Leadership team member; Larisa is a strong advocate for science diplomacy, for women in science and engineering and for diversity and inclusion in STEM; Larisa is a teaching faculty at United National Institute for Training and Research Global Diplomacy Initiative Fellowship Program and the United Nations General Assembly President's Fellowship Program "HOPE". Larisa is a proud member of AAAS, SWE, INWES, ASEE, ISTE. She holds BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering & MS in Computer Science. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, USA, Larisa and her family lived in Bashkortostan, Russia, India, and Africa.