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Kirk Riley
Executive Director
(517) 708-4391

Kirk has served as Executive Director of ITEC since its inception in 2007. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of ITEC, including fund development, program development, building and maintaining community partnerships, and hiring and supervising ITEC staff.

Prior to joining ITEC, Kirk spent 15 years at Michigan State University in environmental engineering where he provided university-based technical assistance to government agencies, companies, and communities over contaminated site issues. Kirk was responsible for toxic waste cleanup education and risk communication. He secured more than $1 million in federal grant funding. Kirk has a Master of Science Degree from Michigan State University in Environmental Policy and Economics. Kirk also lectures at MSU.

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Mallory DePrekel
Director of Education
(517) 708-4392

Mallory DePrekel, Director of Education, is responsible for oversight of 2020 Girls, iMath and Techtronics. She is responsible for curriculum design for upcoming programs and instructor recruitment. Mallory graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, with a specialization in Urban Education. She also earned her Master’s in Public Service Management from DePaul University in 2014. Prior to working for ITEC, Mallory oversaw middle and high school programming as well as led training in youth development for the YMCA in Evanston, IL, as well as taught Pre-K through eighth grade Spanish in Chicago Public Schools.

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Nikki Hein
Educational Program Support Specialist
(517) 708-4396

Nikki Hein is responsible for the scheduling of educational programming, updating curriculum content and working with ITEC instructors to create safe and engaging learning environments. Nikki also assists with recruitment plans and outreach events for ITEC’s programs. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and will be attending Michigan State’s College of Veterinary MedicineShe has worked as a lead 2020 Girls instructor at Wexford Montessori Academy, Eastern High School and Pattengill Middle School for two years.