Warren (Trey) Lathe
Trey joined Maker Ed as its Executive Director in October 2014. He has an incredible breadth of experience that allows him to continue to expand the impact of Maker Ed’s work. Trey received his Ph.D. in molecular biology in 1997, and after four years of genomics research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg Germany, he started the company OpenHelix with two others. Trey and his partners sold the company in 2014. In 2012, Trey became an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow at that National Science Foundation. In this role he worked in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate supporting programs to broaden participation of women and underrepresented minorities in the computer and technology fields. Additionally, Trey served as co-chair for both the first D.C. Mini-Maker Faire and the “Making Education Great” symposium that sought to bring educators, makers, and government agencies together to discuss the power of making in education.