Jennifer G. Gallegos is an entrepreneur, engineer, writer, and XR creator. Gallegos uses her unique background to build convergent (i.e., incorporates other emerging technologies like internet of things, games, etc.) XR experiences that connect humanity. Gallegos is the co-founder of STEM 3000, an emerging technology lab, playground, and skunkworks. STEM 3000 exposes learners of all ages to a variety of emerging technologies—artificial intelligence, 3-D printing, virtual reality, internet of things—and empowers them with newfound knowledge and skills. Our hope is that learners of all ages will continue exploring on their own and one day become experts in emerging STEM fields.

Gallegos is a licensed professional engineer in Texas where she has held roles in project management, design, review, inspection, sales, and marketing. Gallegos also volunteers with local organizations aimed at getting youth involved with STEM careers, and increasing diversity and inclusivity in gaming.

Gallegos has a monthly column in Learning Solutions magazine and has a blog where she writes about emerging technologies, games, design, entrepreneurship, and lessons remembered. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Spanish from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. When Gallegos is not busy speaking or working on cool projects you can find her climbing at the local rock gym, practicing yoga, reading, or exploring new places.