I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST). I study how scientists legitimate novel forms of knowledge within and across research teams. My current work at CGEST focuses on an emerging discipline in which researchers evaluate culturally responsive techniques in STEM education. This work is funded by the NSF. I also assist with research aspects of a project to enhance STEM education in rural schools throuought the US southwest, a project funded by the Department of Education.
Before that, I studied novel research systems being developed at the interface of evolutionary genetics and developmental evolution. Much of that work is under review or soon will be, but see here for a preview.
While I completed my doctoral training in ASU's Center for Biology and Society, I was fortunate to help lead the Embryo Project Encyclopedia as editor in chief. With my outstanding colleagues, we transformed the encyclopedia into a major outreach endeavor, now garnering greater than 1.2 million annual page views, citations from academic and mass media, and endorsements from professional biology societies.