Larry Lesser is a Houston-raised El Paso-based, award-winning educator, songwriter, author, and speaker blessed to have integrated several realms of experience, including: education, math/statistics, and poetry/song.   For example, his passion for combining music and STEM has made its way into his research, grantwriting, teaching, outreach, and service, and about 150 of his published poems/songs are STEM-related.  He has even found ways to connect math/statistics education with his Jewish background, yielding some of the first national journal articles in this niche, and he also recorded an album of original nonliturgical Jewish songs.  Larry is a lifelong learner with a gift for helping diverse audiences make connections among diverse realms of content.