Maggie Dressel joined the USPTO in 2022 as an Education Program Specialist. In this role, she designs and delivers IP and invention-focused educational programming and resources for young people and educators on local and national levels. Prior to joining the USPTO, Maggie spent 15 years in the nonprofit sector, including roles at Conservation International and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. She also directed the Future City Competition, a global STEM education program for middle school students, for eight years. Maggie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies, Education, and Environmental Science from Barnard College in New York City and lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her cat, Ed.