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Jessica Rice

Outreach Officer

Executive Leadership Team


My goal is to offer engaging, accessible STEM educational opportunities for individuals birth- adult.

Jessica Rice is the Director of Education at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. Jessica has her Bachelors of Mathematics from the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her Masters Degree is in Science Education from Lebanon Valley College where she is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Masters of STEM Education Program. She was a Middle School Math teacher for the first eight years of her career and has recently transitioned as an administrator and educator in the Science Center.  Jessica is a graduate of the 2019 Leadership Harrisburg Area Community Leadership Program. She is excited to build the educational programming at Whitaker Center and work to meet the needs for STEM education in Central Pennsylvania.  

At a Glance: Each outreach officer will oversee communications, outreach, and metric needs of the ecosystem projects and programs.