Dieuwertje J. Kast
JEP STEM Program Manager and Director of Young Scientist Program
Dieuwertje J. Kast received her masters in Education and her biology teaching credential the Rossier School of Education. A native of the Netherlands, DJ received her undergraduate and graduate education at USC through the progressive masters programs obtaining her BS in Biology and MS in Marine Environmental Biology. She has a passion for Science Education, has written curriculum and held leadership roles for both Wonderkids, The Young Scientist Program, The USC QuikSCienceprogram, and the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) program. In her spare time she enjoys writing science books, photography, SCUBA diving and working with marine science labs across California.