Jasen Ritter

Senior Director of Partnerships

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

In his role on the Strategic Partnerships team for Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a non-profit specializing in PreK-12 transformative educational experiences for students and teachers, Jasen provides strategy, analysis, and leadership related to industry-education engagement and community involvement. Prior to joining PLTW, he started his career in the computer science and information technology industry before transitioning to the classroom. In the classroom, he was one of the first PLTW Aerospace Master Teachers; co-authored “Aerospace Engineering: From the Ground Up” in 2011 and founded the FIRST Robotics team “Viperbots”, now one of the premier robotics teams in Texas serving as a model for industry, education, and community partnerships. Jasen has presented across the nation to industry and education audiences, such as at PLTW Summits, STEM symposiums and Workforce Development conferences, on the value and logistics of building K to Career talent pipelines. He received his Bachelor of Science and graduate degrees from Florida State University and currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife, where he is a member of the USA Track and Field two-time National Championship Team, Indiana Elite Athletic Club.