CREATE for STEM Insitute
Team Member Bio
Renee is the Principal Investigator for Health in Our Hands (HiOH). This project, funded by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), brings together much of her interest, concern and experience in science education and public health. Renee was involved in the two previously funded SEPA projects which took place in schools in Detroit and Flint and has worked together with community members, health professionals, and educators in Flint and Genesee County for over 25 years to address critical health concerns such as chronic diseases and adolescent health. Renee completed her bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in environmental education and secondary science ('78) and master’s degree in public health (‘86) at the University of Michigan. She was a classroom teacher in a K-8 school for several years at Upland Hills School in Oxford, MI. HiOH fits well with her larger role at CREATE for STEM Institute as Associate Director for Engagement connecting faculty across the university with schools and community members.