Tracey Winey is one of the original three co-founders of Engineering Brightness. She has lead the way in establishing global connections and lantern distribution and research for the program. She is also the Media Specialist at Preston Middle School, an instructor at Colorado State University, the Delta Force coordinator for the STEM Institutes and an original co-founder of the STEM Educator Symposium. Tracey has been named the Fort Collins Teacher of the Month by her peers, named the regional EntrepreNerd by local high school students, named the Tackle STEM Coach of the month by The Denver Broncos, and has received the Allen Distinguished Educator Award by her national community. Tracey is a Google Certified Teacher a Flat Classrooms Certified Teacher and a SMART Exemplary Educator. She has presented and has been published at the local, state, national, and international level. Tracey is an active global contributor in fighting light poverty, providing authentic STEM opportunities and strengthening prospective and current educators.