Cari Miller is the founder and co-owner of The Great STEMporium, a STEM activity center for children and families, located in Lewes, DE. Before creating The Great STEMporium, Cari was an executive-level strategist for a privately held Baltimore/Washington, DC-based marketing firm serving thousands of national and international clients. For more than two decades, Cari worked with internal and external clients to identify and resolve complex business challenges that impacted profitability in the areas of operations, IT, organizational design, marketing, and sales. She frequently led innovation teams to implement new technologies, reposition corporate offerings, realign organizational resources, and manage organizational change in non-disruptive, highly effective ways to ensure a timely response to an increasingly demanding and evolving marketplace.
Cari’s deep background in data science has played a critical role in her ability to create and deliver successful strategies and pragmatic solutions for her clients and her own businesses. She attributes her passion for data and analytics as one of the primary factors that compelled her to develop and launch The Great STEMporium. She feels strongly that the world needs more professionals versed in data and STEM specialties. It is her sincere hope that through her efforts with the STEMporium, she can encourage young girls and boys of all backgrounds and diversities to pursue a career in STEM. Thus far, The Great STEMporium has enabled Cari to bring unique, hands-on STEM programs to individual children who visit with their favorite adults and to such important community partners as the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Delaware, multiple libraries within the Delaware State Library System, Autism Delaware, Odyssey of the Mind teams, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, neighborhood kids’ clubs, as well as private and public schools across the Delmarva region.
Cari earned her undergraduate degree in International Business from Frostburg State University and her MBA with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. She begins work toward a Doctorate in Business Strategy at Wilmington University in January 2021. In addition to the Sussex County STEM Alliance Board, Cari is also a member of the Cape Henlopen High School Career and Business Education Advisory Council. She is looking forward to making great strides in promoting and encouraging STEM education in Sussex County, Delaware, and beyond.