Meet the Student Outreach Team

The Student Outreach team designs, creates, and delivers original STEM programming for students in grades 3-12.

Dawn Waller
MetroEast Field Office Coordinator

Dawn oversees the coordination and delivery of enrichment programs for students in grades 3-12 in the MetroEast Region.  She is responsible for the regional marketing of IMSA’s core programming and the cultivation of community relationships with regional constituents and stakeholders.  Dawn has worked in the informal education field for over twenty years.  As a former youth development educator, Dawn delivered staff training and youth programming in military and civilian communities.  Dawn holds a B.A. and M.S. from Southern Illinois University.

Elaine Wu
Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist

Elaine is a Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist with the Student Statewide Initiatives Team but she often describes her job as “being a big kid who gets to devise fun STEM activities to try out and then inviting kids from all over to explore/nerd out with her.” Elaine received her B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her M.A.T. degree in Elementary Education from National-Louis University in Chicago.