Chelle Lehman

Chelle Lehman
Director, K-12 School Engagement
Additional Titles: 
Affiliate Director, Femineers®
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Chelle (sounds like Shelly) is the Director of K-12 School Engagement and Femineer® Affiliate Director at the College of Engineering.

Chelle is an Iowa certified K-12 teacher with endorsements in elementary and secondary sciences. She is the former Outreach Director for the Women in Science and Engineering Program at the University of Iowa. Chelle has 16 years of education and outreach experience. She is passionate about providing early exposure to engineering career opportunities for young women. This passion is a direct result of her own lack of exposure to STEM careers as a young girl in a rural school.

Chelle earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and education from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in biology from the University of Nebraska Kearney.

Chelle’s advocacy for women extends into her personal interests where she is on the board of the Iowa Women’s Foundation, serves on the University of Iowa Council on the Status of Women, and is a member of the Celebration and Excellence and Achievement among Women Committee at the University of Iowa. She also enjoys biking, stained glass, photography, traveling with her husband, and doting on her two grandbabies.