Desiree Harpel - Education & Workforce Development Coordinator - RI Commerce Corporation
Desiree Harpel conducts research on policies, programs, and approaches relating to economic and workforce development. She also manages several education projects, many of which involve the P-TECH initiative.
Before joining Commerce Corporation, Desiree worked at the Office of Innovation as research consultant to help broaden the participation of under-served populations in computer science as part of the CS4RI initiative. Desiree has a Masters in Evolutionary Biology and is currently pursuing a PhD in Science Education and Society.