Sara Silverstone is President and CEO Brockport Research Institute (BRI). She has led over 60 external evaluations and written over M in grants to NSF (S-STEM, Robert Noyce Program, IUSED:EHR, IUSE:HSI, SBIR, MRI, CAREER), USED (TRIO), EPA, NYSED (CSTEP, STEP, ECHS, EPK, Smart Start), and numerous private foundations. . Before founding BRI, Sara served on the biology faculty of California State University, Bakersfield and SUNY College at Brockport. She also served as Director of the Rochester Area Colleges' Center for Excellence in Math and Science and founded the Finger Lakes STEM Hub where she served as Director until 2016.