DIRECTOR of advancement & communications
Urban farmer, cooking enthusiast, and accidental robot geek, Maggie Cline lives in Broad Ripple with her husband, dog, cat, and 7 chickens. Her passion for growing things has expanded from jalapeños and raspberries to growing the next generation of STEM innovators as the Director of Advancement & Communications at the TechPoint Foundation for Youth.
After combining her love of writing and art history at DePauw University, she worked as a freelance writer for Indianapolis Monthly magazine, where she got paid to pen her dining experiences at Indy’s loftiest (and lowliest) restaurants. From there, she moved on to the Indy Chamber, where she picked up a love of working with underserved student populations, volunteer mentors, and educational programs, which served her well in her first TPF4Y role of overseeing the Foundation's programs as Program Director.
Her career at TPF4Y has encouraged an unexpected foray into the world of robotics, and Maggie has served on the steering committees of both the City of Indianapolis VEX Robotics Championship and the FIRST Robotics Crossroads Regional, two of the largest robotics events in Indiana. She can also be found networking at Women & Hi Tech events and helping out as part of the Alumni Association at St. Richard’s Episcopal School, where she snagged the coveted role of Mary in the school’s illustrious kindergarten nativity play.