Courtney Power is the Deputy Director – Workforce Development at NextFlex, a Manufacturing USA Innovation Institute. In that role, she is responsible for the strategic implementation and expansion of FlexFactor, Flex2Future, and FlexMil Seminar as well as the development of new programming to address the needs of the workforce of the future. Courtney graduated with her Bachelors in Biochemistry from the United States Air Force Academy and subsequently earned her Masters in Chemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After serving the Air Force on Active Duty, Courtney transitioned to working in education, encouraging underserved students to consider STEM careers and pathways. She is passionate about providing equitable opportunities to all students, especially those who are military-connected.