Eric Cross is a 7th grade science/technology teacher for Albert Einstein Academies, International Baccalaureate schools and host of the podcast Science Connections. He is also Adjunct Professor of Learning and Technology at the University of San Diego, and a Google Certified Innovator. Eric earned a B.S. from Azusa Pacific University and M.Ed from the University of San Diego. By building relationships with students, colleagues, and the community, he has become an empowered leader in and out of the classroom. Through meaningful learning experiences centered around student agency, STEM has become accessible to students through highly engaging lesson design, thoughtful integration of digital tools, and culturally responsive pedagogy. His passion is inspiring students and teachers to be audacious learners, leaders, and changemakers.