Chanel R. Hall is the Tacoma STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Learning Network Manager at the Foundation for Tacoma Students. With a background in Chemistry, Chanel is passionate about creating opportunities for students of color and girls to have access and more experiences with STEM and STEAM.
Her role at the Foundation is to facilitate and manage the STEAM Learning Network that is currently focused on creating a positive culture and joy about mathematics and expanding Career Connected Learning opportunities that include worksite tours to industries, connect educators to workforce, and hands-on student challenges. To support further STEAM learning and build bridges between the education and private sectors, Chanel has established the first Business Roundtables in partnership with Graduate Tacoma. These conversations explore how we can increase career pathway opportunities and promote career exploration for all ages.
Prior to joining the team, Chanel spent 4.5 years at Techbridge Girls in South Seattle where she delivered after-school programs and supported the Professional Development team by training elementary school teachers to run a 12-week program for 4-5th grade girls. Chanel moved to the Northwest by way of Southfield, Michigan. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, traveling to new and favorite places, doing DIY-projects, and cheering loudly during Penn State football games.