Jeane Wong is the K-12 education manager at the J. Craig Venter Institute, focusing on expanding JCVI’s educational impact through community outreach, internships, and other educational programs. Jeane is also the CEO of the League of Extraordinary Scientists (LXS), a nonprofit she founded in 2014 and continues today, to bring scientists and engineers directly into the classrooms of K-8 students.
In her time at LXS she has held many events in partnership with JCVI, including visits to 42 schools, 36 libraries, and many other venues, serving nearly 100k students in the greater San Diego area. Other events she has participated in include the SD Festival of Science and Engineering, and SD Comic Con.
Jeane is a passionate educator, seeking equitable access to STEM programs and professionals. She believes that education is the key to unlock doors, and that it is critical to show students what doors exist.
In addition to her pursuit of education, Jeane earned her degree in fire science from the College of the Sequoias, Visalia California. Previously she was a line fire fighter with the California Conservation Corps for 2.5 years, and worked for the US Forest Service as a first responder (jumping out of helicopters into fires, and as a sawyer—tuning chain saws) for three seasons.