Dr. Lisa Diaz serves as Assistant Dean & Director of Illinois 4-H. She leads the University of Illinois Extension 4-H program and provides programmatic leadership for 150 4-H professionals serving all 102 counties in Illinois, reaching hundreds of thousands of youth each year. She began as a 4-H STEM Specialist with Illinois 4-H in 2006 and was named the program leader in 2015. Dr. Diaz earned her bachelors in Russian and Political Science at St. Olaf College and both her masters and PhD in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University.