Larry Lesser is a Houston-raised El Paso-based, award-winning educator, researcher, author, speaker, and singer-songwriter who integrates diverse backgrounds and multiple intersecting identities. For example, his passion for combining music and STEM made its way into his research, grantwriting, teaching, outreach, and service, and about 170 of his published poems and songs are STEM-related (an example beyond STEM is his award-winning album Sparks).  He’s even connected STEM education with his Jewish background.  Larry is a lifelong learner who loves helping diverse audiences make connections among diverse realms.  (Click HERE for his academia bio.)