Dr. Sue Kane

The Transformative Power of Connection

Dr. Sue Kane earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado and a PhD in Biological Sciences and Infectious Disease from South Dakota State University. She has been teaching and mentoring undergraduate research in Wenatchee since 2011 and serves as the Co-Director of the Apple STEM Network through the North Central Education Service District - a public private partnership that supports educators and youth in North Central Washington.

Her Co-Director, Jenny Rojanasthien, has called her “a champion for underserved students who pushes to find ways to meet students where they are at and help them navigate the challenges they face.”

Friend, and mentor, Dr. Gene Sharratt describes Sue as “a highly respected regional and statewide STEM leader, consummate learner, visionary educator. and champion for all students.”

Dr. Kane was honored locally as one of the “30 Under 35 Local Leaders” in 2012, and was appointed by Governor Inslee to serve on the STEM Innovation Alliance in 2018.

Dr. Kane is married to an incredible STEM educator, Travis, and is mom to two sons, Wyatt, 6 and Collin, 2.