Who We Are

Meet Our Staff

Pomai Verzon


As Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Pomai leads experiments and supports the development of tools that enable Beyond100K to test our hypothesis of how to catalyze long-term, systemic change against the grand challenges facing STEM education.

Before joining the Beyond100K team, Pomai was based in southern India where she helped grow IndiVillage, a social enterprise using impact sourcing to bring education and economic opportunity to rural communities. Through her role as Business Development Manager, she oversaw impact and led global business development.

Pomai holds an M.A. in Social Enterprise from American University’s School of International Service and a B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Economics from Belmont University.

Why does belonging in STEM matter to you?

From climate change to disease, STEM plays a key role in tackling our biggest challenges and creating a better future. But too often the communities most impacted by these challenges are excluded from STEM. As I student, I never saw myself or people who looked like me in STEM. I didn’t understand how STEM could help my community. Belonging in STEM is critical because we need as many people as possible with the skills and knowledge to tackle big challenges, which means making sure that every student knows that STEM is for them.