Vice President of Education
The Everglades Foundation
Jennifer Diaz was an educator for more than 15 years and has an extensive professional background in science curriculum development. In addition to the classroom, Diaz served as a science leader, science club organizer, and team leader of the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering.
Prior to the Everglades Foundation, Diaz was a Science Curriculum Specialist for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Diaz provided school site support for low-performing schools, to model effective science teaching, share resources, motivate, encourage and support professionalism in STEM teachers. She also served as Miami-Dade County Public Schools director of two grants, University of Florida’s STEM TIPS teacher induction program funded by the Department of Education, and University of Miami’s Promoting Science Among English Language Learners (P-SELL)-funded by The National Science Foundation.
She has a bachelor’s in health education/community health and a master’s in educational leadership. In addition, Diaz holds a science-teaching certificate in STEM Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, awarded by the NASA Endeavor Fellowship Program.