Our Story

The Story

I started Career In STEM in May of 2017 out of the frustrations I experienced as a science teacher in Hartford, CT. My students had no idea what they wanted to be. And think about it – how do you know what you want to do until you have DONE it? The truth is, you won’t, and I couldn’t find a good way to help my students learn about STEM careers – before they graduated – so I made one, and Career In STEM was born!

I was also shocked into action when I read that 85% of people worldwide hate their jobs. I know God has given each and every one of us tremendous passion and gifts, and it has become my mission to change this statistic one youth at a time. In helping teens make more informed career decisions, I know I can make the world a better place by unleashing the torrent of talent that is presently being stifled.

Career In STEM has grown exponentially to over 1 million visitors each year. As a teacher, naturally first step was to create games, posters, and lessons for other teachers to use in their classrooms. Today our store contains over 150 resources used in nearly 10,000 classrooms across the USA and abroad.

The Vision

I feel that Career In STEM is at the right place at the right time. We have built a solid reputation as a the leading provider of STEM career information, helping to boost student engagement and interest as proven by numerous surveys. At the same time, STEM related employers are dealing with a leaky STEM pipeline, struggling to fill more than one million available jobs. 

Our next business milestone is to bridge the divide that exists between school and work through the development of online tools to connect students, educators, companies, and providers. Thank you so much for being part of the journey with us!

Founder Ashley Pereira leading a workshop for Willimantic Soroptimists at Windham High School (CT).

Ashley Pereira presenting the Career In STEM vision to a group of investors and community members in Hartford, CT.

CareerInSTEM® is owned and operated by Greater Good Consultants LLC,

working for the greater good in STEM education since 2012.

Career In STEM is an active member of the STEM community locally, regionally, nationally, and abroad. Below is a small sample of meaningful contributions to the field.

  • Eastern Employer Advisory Board, Board Member
  • CT Women’s Hall of Fame, Curriculum Reviewer
  • Soropotimist International, STEM Program Consultant
  • University of Connecticut Center for Career Development, Advisor
  • Bank of America, Small Business Owner Advisory Panelist
  • CT Journal of Science Education, Assistant Editor 
  • CT State Department of Education, Science Standard Assessment Committee Member
  • Journal of College Science Teaching, Two Year Community Column Reviewer
  • Norrtheastern Educational Research Association, Conference Proposal Reviewer
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Proposal Evaluator                                     

We are proud to partner with a diverse network of collaborators to bring quality STEM education and career development programs to students throughout the USA.

  • Member, Association for Career and Technical Education
  • Member, SkillsUSA
  • Member, National Science Teachers Association
  • Member, Connecticut Science Teachers Association
  • Member, CTNext
  • Community Member, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Community Member, Citizen Science Association
  • In India, Career In STEM is affiliated and administered in collaboration with the India STEM Alliance.