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Jamie Gurganus, Associate Director, High School Programs

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Jamie Gurganus is the Associate Affiliate director for PLTW High School Programs at UMBC. A graduate from UMBC’s Mechanical engineering program, she is working towards a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. In addition to PLTW, she oversees other engineering and robotics programs including FIRST LEGO League and Engineering is Elementary. Jamie conducts research in the field of Engineering Education. She also teaches undergraduate courses at the University.

Karen Parisi, Associate Director, Elementary and Middle School Programs

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Karen Parisi is the Associate Affiliate director for PLTW Elementary and Middle School Programs at UMBC. A graduate of Frostburg University and McDaniel College, she holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Karen is a Master Teacher in the PLTW Launch program. She also teaches graduate courses in Education at the University.

Karen Roulette, Affiliate Administrator and STI Contact

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Karen Roulette has been part of the PLTW team since 2005, she oversees all administrative responsibilities associated with the PLTW training program. She is the primary point of contact for all billing questions.