Dr. Jennifer Leavey
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Jennifer Leavey is the Integrated Science Curriculum Coordinator for the Georgia Tech College of Sciences where she has served as a faculty member in the School of Biological Sciences since 2005. She grew up in Decatur and earned her B.S. from Georgia Tech in 1995 and Ph.D. from Emory in 2001. She is the director of the Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project, an interdisciplinary educational initiative with the goal of recruiting and retaining students in STEM careers through the study of how urban habitats affect honey bee health and how technology can be used to study bees. She is also the director of the Science and MAth Research Training (SMART) Living Learning Community, a National Science Foundation-funded program that provides scholarship and academic support to students with demonstrated financial need who wish to pursue STEM careers. In her spare time, Jennifer fronts Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers, a band that writes bacterial love songs and punk rock anthems about entropy.