Heather Beem

CEO & Founder, Practical Education Network


Heather completed her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2015. While a graduate student, Heather developed a passion for seeing MIT-style hands-on learning environments manifest around the globe. She co-founded the D-Lab: Education class, where she mentored dozens of students in international projects. For the last three years, she has lived in Ghana, where she has led PEN in the training of thousands of West African STEM teachers.



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