Jenilee Stanley-Shanks, Leader in K-12 STEM Educational Outreach in College of Engineering, Named a Richmond ‘Top 40 under 40’
Stanley-Shanks was included in the publication’s annual celebration of “people helping make Richmond a better place” for leading the college’s K-12 STEM education outreach efforts.
She was nominated by David Timberline, a project manager with VCU’s Center for Community Engagement and Impact. He was impressed with her commitment — and ability — to make STEM concepts relevant and exciting to young people.
“From the first time I met Jenilee, it was obvious that she has a very clear passion for her work and is able to channel that in a very effective way,” Timberline said. He was struck by her ability to offer “potentially esoteric or unrelatable engineering principles” in ways that are immediately relatable to young learners.