Kira Lowery is a 7th grade grade science teacher at NYOS Charter School, a public charter school in North Austin, serving grades K-12. Kira graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Biology. During her time at UT she was a graduate and peer mentor of the UTeach Natural Sciences program. Kira is also a graduate of the UTeach Maker program and continues to engage in implementing maker based lessons at NYOS Charter School. Kira works with students and teachers to try to encourage making in all aspects of school. She has built an in-class Makerspace for her 7th grade students and promotes making through the curriculum every week. She has her students make anything and everything from a taxonomy quilt to interactive cell models. Kira hopes to continue to spread a love for making through education.