Diversity Plan Lead
Education, Outreach & Diversity Administrator
Michele Casella is the education, outreach and diversity administrator (EOD) for the Nevada System of Higher Education Sponsored Programs Office (NSHE SPO). In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that EOD activities are integrated throughout the three NSF EPSCOR projects currently funded in Nevada.
Through NSF-funded programs, Casella works collaboratively with other research-based projects to provide continuity in STEM education and research and to build a more diverse STEM workforce.
In 2002, Casella received her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her formal education and professional experience working for state and federal agencies, as well as for-profit and non-profit organizations, has made Casella successful in planning, implementing and evaluating pathway programs for traditional and non-traditional students in a variety of different disciplines.