The Team

Christy is a native of Hood River who taught high school math for 7 years and founded an educationally-focused toy store before returning to the Gorge. She is especially motivated to make sure all students feel that STEM careers are an option for them: as a top high school math and science student, she avoided STEM professions because the only engineers she knew were men. Christy hopes to break down those stereotypes for today's students, including her son.

Christy holds a B.S. from Cornell University, a M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and an MBA from Boston University.


You can email Christy directly at

Columbia Gorge STEM Hub Director

Christy Christopher

As a Klickitat County parent who grew up in White Salmon, Lisa understands some of the challenges rural families face. She is excited to use her skills to make STEM more accessible for all students in the Columbia Gorge.

Lisa earned a B.A. in Professional & Creative Writing and Sociology from Central Washington University, and holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Communication & Project Assistant

Lisa Bren

Jacob is a student at Columbia Gorge Community College. With support from the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub and Wasco County 4-H, he is developing and leading maker sessions at local elementary and middle schools.


Jacob designed an educational robot project called the Protobot Project.

Maker Work Study

Jacob Field
Columbia Gorge


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