Lisa Regalla, PhD, is the CEO of Regallium Consulting, LLC. Her consulting practice focuses on bridging the gap between research and practice by putting actionable tools in the hands of adults to support the creative development of children of all ages. Lisa is the Project Director for the IMLS funded project The New Face of Library Makerspaces, and she was the project manager for Makers in the Library and is one of the authors of the Toolkit featured here. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of Maker Ed, supporting a growing, national network committed to broadening participation in making as a form of creative learning. She also served as the Director of STEM Learning & Innovation at the Bay Area Discovery Museum and developed content and a national outreach program for the SciGirls children’s television series at Twin Cities Public Television.
As the project manager of several national outreach initiatives throughout her career, Lisa has experience planning, leading, and evaluating initiatives focused on building and sustaining innovative learning environments. Lisa received a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Theater before earning her PhD in Chemistry. In 2011, she received a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on SciGirls and the Rising Star Award from the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society for her work to promote gender equity in STEM.