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Talia Milgrom-Elcott

Talia Milgrom-Elcott


Talia Milgrom-Elcott is the founder and executive director of Beyond100K, a nonprofit focused on preparing and retaining 150,000 excellent STEM teachers for American classrooms by 2032, with equity and belonging as a central and driving force. In that work, she leads a network of nearly 150 leading organizations that have committed to working together toward the Beyond100K moonshot with the end goal of ending the STEM teacher shortage. Her innovative work has been featured in Forbes, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Harvard Business Review, and other publications. Prior to this, she worked at the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the NYC Department of Education. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and Harvard Law School. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their three fierce, thoughtful, and often hilarious young daughters.

Why does belonging in STEM matter to you?

The biggest challenges and opportunities we face as a planet — from climate change to health to inequality to AI — have their roots in STEM. And the people who will come up with the solutions are sitting in our classrooms today. But because of the STEM teacher shortage, those students don’t have the opportunity to become the innovators and problem-solvers our future needs them to be. Great teachers create the conditions for all students to know they belong and have something essential to contribute to STEM. I feel lucky to be part of a team committed to giving all children that experience of belonging in STEM, so they can go on to transform our world for the better.