Teana has over 20 years in management in the tech industry, in sales, customer service and program development. As a thought leader, she specializes in program development, bringing new ideas that drive initiatives forward and bring about change in an industry. In 2009, while working for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Teana developed the EPIC – Engineering Possibilities in College engineering outreach program to recruit more students into engineering careers, with a special emphasis on underserved students. Additionally, she was part of the team that launched the California Cyber Innovation Challenge statewide competition at Cal Poly in 2017. Teana joined synEDand its California Cyberhub program in late 2017 where she developed the California Mayors Cyber Cup competition to bring about cybersecurity awareness to the community while recruiting more students into cyber teams.
Teana Fredeen brings 9 years of experience with directing STEM camps for K-12 students. She was the thought leader for the development of the EPIC – Engineering Possibilities in College engineering camp at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, along with a cyber security focused track within the EPIC program. With a BS Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a background in technical sales management, program management and customer service, Teana provides leadership as the Operations Manager of SynEd.