Leone Eickhoff-Gentry has a diverse background spanning the creative arts and science. She attended St. Edward's University (Austin, Texas), Sul Ross State University (Alpine, Texas), the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, Nebraska), and Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas). She is a theatre nerd, a trained drama therapist, and former Texas classroom teacher. Leone taught Pre-K and 9-12 Students as a performance and technical theatre teacher, speech coach, Math and Science remediation teacher, and Drop-out Recovery instructor. She was awarded national teacher of the year in 2004 by the VSArts organization at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Now, Leone focuses her time as a K-8 Science Marketing Manager for Savvas Learning Company. Her passion is supporting teachers and students around the world by connecting them to STEM Professionals through the Savvas Learning Virtual STEM Fairs, Professional Learning Webinars, assisting in researching and developing high quality instructional materials in science, and most recently the "Keepin' Science Real" podcast series. When not dedicating her time to supporting teachers and students, she spends her free time enjoying the wonders of the outdoors, feeding and intermingling with her longhorns, and entertaining her creativity and curiosity in numerous projects.