Larry Lesser is a Houston-raised El Paso-based, award-winning educator, songwriter, poet, author, and speaker 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/songs are STEM-related.  He’s even found ways to connect math/statistics education with his Jewish background and has an award-winning album of original non-liturgical Jewish songs.  Larry is a lifelong learner who loves helping diverse audiences make connections among diverse realms.