Our Team

OUR TEAM

Helping to grow STEM in Eastern Oregon!


Donna Rainboth


Donna is an assistant professor of education at Eastern Oregon University. Ms. Rainboth has written and received numerous grants and coordinated several projects focused on science and math professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers. She currently teaches the secondary and elementary Science Methods courses at EOU and supervises student teachers in addition to her work with GO-STEM.  Prior to her experience in higher education, she designed science curriculum and taught math and science at the middle and high school levels in Oregon and at an international school in Venezuela. In 2003, she received OSTA’s Duane Marshall Special Service Award for her involvement in Science Education. Donna is recently returned from sabbatical in Namibia, Africa where she assisted in science curriculum development and education outreach at the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

She holds a Masters in Science Education from Oregon State University.

Julie Keniry


Julie has a breadth of experience as a scientist, an educator and a community organizer. She began her career in fisheries research and microbiology and later taught math and science at the secondary level as a classroom teacher.  As a resident of eastern Oregon since 1999, Julie is dedicated to the success of rural communities through thriving schools and local economies. During her years in La Grande, she has worked on a range of local and regional collaborative projects both as a volunteer and through local food systems development and STEM education and workforce development.

She holds a Masters in Teacher Education from Eastern Oregon University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Idaho.

Contact Donna Rainboth by filling out the form below.






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