Tori McIntosh

Grand Forks, ND, US
Field of Work 
STEM Education
Space Grant
Job Title or "Student" 
North Dakota Space Grant and North Dakota NASA EPSCoR Coordinator
University of North Dakota
Communications and Visual Arts
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Tori McIntosh graduated from the University of North Dakota (UND) with Bachelor’s degree in 2009, double majoring in Communications and Visual Arts. Her love for communications led her to becoming an English as a second or foreign language teacher in Taiwan for six years where she was a two-time Teacher of the Year awardee, developed training curriculum for educators, and taught within both the private and public school systems. Since returning to America, she has focused on a career in STEM education and STEM communications. She is currently enrolled in the Comprehensive Sciences Education program at UND.

Tori is the Coordinator for the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium. Since starting with the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, she has developed and hosted Virtual STEM Escape Rooms for the North Dakota School for the Blind, helped design and host an Atmospheric Sciences workshops for educators, creating a network of Purple Air sensors across the state of North Dakota, and has been a part of the Innovative Differentiated Exploration Activities in Space Science (IDEAS) team. She is passionate about public education programs, furthering STEM & STEAM initiatives, promoting inclusion, and community well-being. She believes all students deserve support as they make space for themselves in their communities.
Working outdoors, Pets, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model 1-2 times.
Career exploration activities, Field trip hosting, Fun demonstrations or materials, Funding opportunities, Hands-on activities for students
Program Affiliation 
Other Program Affiliation 
NASA Space Grant

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