Elizabeth Starks (Shiwi/Diné) is an artist, developer, and education researcher with a background in Software-driven Systems Design, Museum Studies, and Studio Art. She is a Research Scientist at OpenSTEM research group at University of Washington Bothell. While living in Los Angeles as an artist, she imagined showing her contemporary work in museums only to see herself represented behind glass on display next to dinosaurs. This led her to pursue equity and innovation through museums, technology, and education. She co-designs with stakeholders to understand and communicate complex ideas through creative visual methods. She holds a Master’s degree in Software-Driven Systems Design, a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art.