Janet Lorden is the executive director of the STEM Garden Institute, a Boston area non-profit that provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum through the platform of hydroponic gardening to non-profits and educational institutions. By creating and delivering a highly customizable solution to these organizations, the mission of the STEM Garden Institute is to minimize food deserts and improve nutritional intake while weaving the importance and relevance of STEM into the daily activity of gardening to create a new path for development of the workforce.
Janet has over 20 years of experience working directly with local non-profits and educational institutions to assist them in defining their mission as well as defining their financial goals. She has served on the board in various capacities including chair and treasurer for several non-profits including Training Inc. (educational branch of the YMCA), BC4Boston, Mother Caroline Academy, Tucker School PTO.
In addition, Janet has assisted in developing STEM curriculum in a partnership with Boston College School of Education and has worked with the BU School of Medicine to create a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Emergency Management.
Janet matriculated from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management in 1989 with a concentration in Finance.