Our Team

Amber Ross

Director, Community Engagement

Amber comes to Nextech via economic development and the maker movement. She spent over a decade in local economic development at the City of Indianapolis and Develop Indy.

Jenna Garcia

Director, Educator Success

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Joni Markle

Operations Associate

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Karen Jung


Karen’s diverse background, business acumen and philanthropic passion make her an ideal leader for Nextech. As president, Karen connects the dots—and people—to fulfill Nextech’s vision of transforming K-12 students from technology consumers into the next generation of technology creators.

Sarah Pelko

Marketing Associate

After graduating from Butler University with a bachelor's in Strategic Communications and Critical Communication Media Studies, Sarah knew that she had a passion for non-profits. With her enthusiasm for storytelling and social media impact, Sarah brings a unique skillset as Nextech’s Marketing Associate.

Stephanie Zircher

Senior Director, CSforIN

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