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Engineer Inclusion

Meet Our Team

We'd love to meet you and design a program to meet your needs.

Founder

Headshot of Dr. Meagan Pollock

Meagan Pollock, PhD

Dr. Meagan Pollock envisions a world where personal and social circumstances are not obstacles to achieving potential, and where kindness, inclusivity, and conservation prevail.

An international speaker, teacher, engineer, and equity leader, her mission is to provide services, tools, and resources that inspire awareness and initiate action.

As an engineer turned educator, Meagan Pollock is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce. 

Communications Manager

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson is a dynamic corporate leadership and development expert, beekeeper, jewelrymaker, and advocate based in Arkansas. Her expertise shines through her recent role at TTEC, where she spearheaded the development and implementation of an internal sales curriculum, setting sales agents up for success on a global scale. Additionally, Elizabeth’s dedication extends to her past work as a Program Director for Heroes & Angels, driving community support for children with cancer through grassroots initiatives and organizing successful fundraising events. Beyond her professional endeavors, she finds joy in tending to her small home farm, embracing the challenges and rewards of sustainable agriculture. Elizabeth’s multifaceted approach to life and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact serve as an inspiration to others seeking to create meaningful change.

Project Manager

Ijeoma Chukwuma

Project manager

Ijeoma is a recent graduate of McKinney High School in Texas and will be attending the University of North Texas in the fall, majoring in Computer Science. 

Her primary project will be to lead the development of a collaborative resource that helps Black undergraduate engineering students survive and thrive and help educators actively work to remove barriers and create inclusive and equitable environments where Black students feel affirmed and valued. In addition, she brings creative and innovative ideas that support EI’s capacity to serve our customers. 

Our Team

Associates & Strategic Partners

Every contract and partnership is uniquely crafted. We draw upon a strong network of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) experts with a systemic thinking skillset, and design the best team to meet your specific needs. Some of our Associates and Strategic Partners are detailed on this page.

We are also building a specialized cadre of Inclusion Engineers through a nascent Inclusion Engineer Certification program.

Please contact us if you are interested in working with Engineer Inclusion!

Associate and Strategic Partner

Bri Benedict

EDUCATION CONSULTANT​

The expertise Bri brings to Engineer Inclusion is engineering education and professional development.

Bri’s focus areas include: epistemic justice, the culture of engineering, exploring interdisciplinary engineering programs as hybrid spaces, undergraduate students’ attitudes and beliefs (i.e., identity development, belonging, and agency), and integrating DEI concepts at the core of engineering curricula

Brianna Benedict is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Her research focuses on understanding how hybrid spaces influence engineering students’ identity development, belonging, and agency in interdisciplinary engineering education. She co-leads the CDEI virtual workshop team focused on building a community of educators passionate about expanding their knowledge concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion in engineering education. Her most recent accomplishment was being recognized as one of seven AAC&U 2019 K. Patricia Cross Scholars based on her commitment to teaching and learning and civic engagement.

Associate and Strategic Partner

Chanel Beebe

Founder and CEO | Beebe Arts LLC

The expertise Chanel brings to Engineer Inclusion is in her ability to design culturally relevant and socialized engaged learning experiences for all ages. Chanel utilizes systems and design thinking to develop workshops and interventions that bring about greater equity and engagement.

Chanel’s areas of focus are: culturally relevant pedagogy, youth engagement, cross-generational programming, systems thinking, and socially engaged design.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Chanel Beebe is a creative writer, artist and educator who designs, implements and conducts research on S.T.E.A.M. programming. Chanel has a passion for nourishing the critical and social consciousness of youth and is the founder and C.E.O. of a research and design firm focused on social and educational equity (Beebe Arts LLC.) In 2021, Chanel will graduate with both a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education and plans to continue to study socially situated design and learning experiences. As a growing “socio-technical activist,” Chanel seeks to blend her values of creativity, equity, health and sustainability with her formal training as an Industrial Engineer. Ultimately, Chanel hopes her contributions will transform the experience of social reform and well-being for historically disenfranchised people.

Associate and Strategic Partner

Lisa Bosman, PhD

PROFESSOR | PURDUE UNIVERSITY

The expertise Lisa brings to Engineer Inclusion is curriculum development and educator professional development. 

Lisa’s focus areas include: STEM, pre-college and college, entrepreneurially mindset, children’s book development with students as authors, interdisciplinary education, community of practice facilitation, and writing groups. 

Dr. Lisa B. Bosman, assistant professor at Purdue University, holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering. Dr. Bosman’s desire to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education accessibility and attainment has resulted in her founding of iAGREE Labs (www.iagree.org). Dr. Bosman has authored over 50 publications in international and national journals and conferences. In addition, she has recently authored the text, Teaching the entrepreneurial mindset to engineers (Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2018). She has obtained over $1M USD in education research funding from agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She has been an invited speaker and workshop facilitator for over 20 engagements. She is actively engaged in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and currently serves as a division officer, and is an Engineering Councilor for the Council of Undergraduate Research.

Associate and Strategic Partner

Karoline Jarr, PhD

Principal and Education Consultant | Candela Services

The expertise Karoline brings to Engineering Inclusion is instructional strategy, program evaluation and assessment, and career-focused learning.

Karoline’s areas of focus are STEM education, career education, industry partnerships, data, scaling education programs, program effectiveness, and evidence-based learning.

Karoline helps the education sector maintain relevance by aligning student interests, program outcomes, and workforce needs. She is a national leader who consults for forward-thinking companies and social ventures in the areas of STEM and career-focused training, program development, and evaluation. She is an advocate for student voice and choice, and her work demonstrates an unwavering belief in equity and inclusion. She has the ability to navigate complex issues to advance initiatives and enjoys working on important challenges with dedicated people.

Associate and Strategic Partner

Fantasi Nicole, MISE

Equity CONSULTANT

The expertise Fantasi brings to Engineer Inclusion is manufacturing engineering and professional development.

Fantasi’s focus areas include: engineers of color, professional development, inclusive policies and practices, social justice, recruitment and retention, identity development.

Fantasi Nicole leverages her industry experience and passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion to promote a more holistic and inclusive environment for engineers of color. Aimed at helping companies be more inclusive and equitable, she uses research and pedagogical tools to provide motivational speeches, professional development workshops and consulting services.

Fantasi holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. After working as a manufacturing engineer at Ford Motor Company, she began a Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Purdue University. There, she researches broadening participation in engineering through means of DEI, social justice, recruitment, and retention.

Associate and Strategic Partner

Pamela M. Leggett-Robinson, PhD, CAPM

PLR Consulting | Founder & Executive Director

The expertise Pamela brings to Engineer Inclusion are in the areas of data/evaluation/analysis and program development. 

Pamela’s areas of focus include: support programming for the retention of WOC in STEM (undergraduate education to workforce), WOC in academic leadership (identity, development, and navigation), and culturally responsive assessments.

Pamela M. Leggett-Robinson has 15+ years of higher educatio