Angela M Sheehan

Outreach coordinator and educator passionate about empowered learning with technology

  • 10+ years experience in STEM technologies and techniques including engineering, design, fabrication.

  • Diverse teaching experience delivering professional development training onsite, at events, and online.

  • Motivated and creative problem solver with outstanding attention to detail.

  • Collaborative team player with experience in managing multiple cross-functional, strategic projects.

  • Self-directed learner with a passion for continual growth and improvement.

Skills and Expertise

  • Creating, updating, and maintaining educational content and training materials for educators.

  • Customer and technical support for educators incorporating technology in the classroom.

  • Graphic design in Adobe Creative Cloud for templates, printables, and technical illustrations.

  • Microsoft Office and Google Suite for communication and presentations

Event and  Outreach Experience

2018 Costume Hacking and Wearable Tech Meetup @ Dragon Con - Atlanta, GA

Organized wearable tech meetup and taught over 300 cosplayers in Costume Hacking workshops.

2015 - 2017 SparkFun @ CBS4 Girls and Science - Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO

Volunteer coordinator and activity curator for SparkFun Electronics demo room at annual event.

2014 - 2016 SparkFun @ GESTEM - Rocky Mountain Society for Women Engineers, Denver CO

Organized volunteer team and taught paper circuit activities for 7th grade girls at annual event.

2014 SparkFun @ DMNS Science Lounge - Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO

Lead activity developer, instructor, and volunteer coordinator for activity at It’s Electric! theme night.

2012 - 2013 Mini Maker Faire Programming Committee - Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH

Programming and maker applications coordinator for NH’s first mini maker faire.

Work Experience

Product Manager - Education/Core

March 2017 - November 2018 | SparkFun Electronics, Niwot, CO

Key product owner for development and resale selection. Created documentation,  professional development resources, and videos. Arranged field testing, research, customer feedback, and outreach.

Education Outreach Coordinator/e-Textile Education Specialist

September 2013 - March 2017 | SparkFun Electronics, Niwot, CO

Created activities, demos, and educational content. Coordinated and lead workshops in classrooms, trade shows, conferences, and SFE National Tour. Advised educators on using electronics in learning spaces

Blogger/DIY Facilitator

November 2009 - September 2013 | Soft Circuit Saturdays, Dover, NH

Documented, researched, and prototyped craft technology. Developed and presented soft circuit workshops, event-based demonstrations, and personalized instruction. Showcased at seven Maker Faires.


2017 Certificate in Customer-Focused Product and Service Design, Cornell University Online

2007 BA, Visual Arts (concentration in Digital Arts/Animation), Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Selected Lectures, Presentations, and Panels

2018 "Designing Expressive Modular Hardware" with Mary West, Hackaday Superconference, Pasadena, CA

2018 "Getting Started with Sewable Electronics" Bay Area Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA

2018 "Design x Tech: DIY Wearable Electronics" SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX

2016 "Prototyping Wireless Wearables with LilyPad Simblee" WEAR Conference, Boston, MA

2015 "Circuit Scribe: Joining Art and Science with Conductive Gel Pens" with Brian Huang, NSTA, Chicago, IL

2014 "Girls and Emerging Technology" panelist, VT Dept of Libraries E21 Conference, Burlington, VT

Selected Press

2018 Fashioning the Future With Angela Sheehan - Style Engineers Worldwide

2018 7 Inspirational Women Speaking Out at Maker Faire Bay Area - Make: Online

2018 WoW Woman in Wearable Tech | Angela Sheehan - Women of Wearables

2017 Engineering the Future for Girls - Northglenn-Thorton Sentinal

2012 10 Insanely Cool Things We Saw at Maker Faire -