Diversity and Inclusion in STEM with SD2 : Fizzics Education


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Diversity and Inclusion in STEM with SD2

Diversity and Inclusion in STEM with SD2


San Diego Squared is making a huge difference when it comes to increasing diversity & inclusion in STEM companies throughout the San Diego area. It is very much a model to be emulated around the world! We hang out with SD2 Co-Founder and Executive Director H. Puentes to learn more.

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

About H. Puentes

H Puentes from SD2

H. is Co-Founder and Executive Director of San Diego Squared (SD2.org), a nonprofit focused in increasing diversity in STEM-driven companies through partnerships, programs, and financial support for high school students, college students, and their educators. Prior to starting SD2,H. served on the leadership team at CONNECT where he founded CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center – the region’s first diversity-focused startup accelerator and business resource centre. To date, H. has raised over $6M to increase diversity in tech and the life sciences.

Prior to his work in diversity and inclusion, H. drove marketing at a venture-backed Bay area startup, worked as a management consultant in London, and served as regional director for an international non-profit. H. holds a master’s degree from The London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.


With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It’s not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it’s about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

Hosted by Ben Newsome

Ben Newsome


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