Christine Frei, Dr. Angela Hemingway and Hayley Rambur recently joined the Idaho STEM Action Center Foundation’s board of directors.
Frei is executive director of Clearwater Economic Development Association in Lewiston. She manages workforce development initiatives and community training programs. During her two decades at CEDA, Frei has secured almost $9 million in grant funding to support business and community projects. She has served on the board of directors of the Economic Districts of Idaho for 15 years and is currently board president. Frei is also a member of Lewis-Clark State College’s Business Advisory Council and IT Advisory Board, and she recently served on the National Association of Development Organizations board of directors. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Lewis-Clark State College and a master’s degree from Loyola University.
As T-Mobile’s K-12 education industry segment advisor, Hemingway drives business in targeted verticals within government and federal accounts and is helping launch new fixed-mobile convergence solutions nationwide. She is the STEM Action Center’s former executive director and also worked at the Idaho State Department of Education in a variety of roles, including director of assessment and accountability. She spent a decade as a STEM teacher in Kuna, Boise and Meridian, as well, and served as an adjunct instructor of biology, microbiology and teacher education at Boise State University for more than 20 years. She earned her B.S. degree in biology and chemistry, her M.S. in biology with an emphasis in microbiology and her doctor of education in curriculum and instruction from BSU.
Rambur is the community education manager at Perpetua Resources (formerly Midas Gold) in Donnelly. She uses her background in geology and secondary education to communicate the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic benefits of mining and the Stibnite Gold Project with a focus to enhance STEM opportunities for young people in Idaho. She serves as the 2021 program chair of the American Exploration & Mining Association and is a member of the Women’s Mining Coalition Congressional Communications Committee. She earned an associate’s degree from Walla Walla Community College and bachelor’s degrees in both geology and secondary education (earth and natural sciences) from the University of Idaho.