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Maggie Melone-Echiburú (She/Her)

Site Director for Stanford

Maggie Melone-Echiburú is the Site Director for Stanford. Most recently she served as Implementation Lead for the NASA Engineering Design Challenge, a U.S Department of Education/NASA interagency effort focused on delivering STEM educational enrichment programs to underserved students nationally. In this position she was part of a cross-functional team that developed and delivered professional development training for K12 teachers. She was also responsible for recruiting and coordinating NASA engineers and scientists to provide mentorship to classes across the nation.
Prior to that position, Maggie was the founding K12 STEM Director at Hartnell College, where she led the development of a suite of youth/STEM focused college pathway programs, which included: Coder Dojo HC; Girls Who Code; Saturday STEM Academy, and a state-of-the-art Maker Space.
Throughout her career she has demonstrated a passion for serving the community around her. Maggie was born in Chile, spent her formative years in Scotland, and settled in the US more than 20 years ago. She and her husband have three children and live with several dogs and cats in beautiful and quiet Prunedale, CA.

Other Team Members

  • Jonathan Durfield

    Chief Development Officer SMASH
  • Ludnie Deneus

    Program Director, Northeast Region SMASH
  • Zorel Zambrano

    Vice President of SMASH Academy SMASH
  • Ahna Zackery

    Site Director for Spelman College SMASH