I am dedicated to working, writing and teaching with those who have been marginalized in STEM.
I came to Michigan State seeking to better understand the role that creativity has in scientific learning and understanding. I soon found that what I meant by "creativity" was the validation and welcoming of different sources of knowledge from different parts of student's lived experiences toward transformative ends.
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Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI (2014 - May 2019)
PhD, Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Dissertation: "A co-exploration and centering of youths’ funds of knowledge in a STEM-rich makerspace"
Urban Education Graduate Certificate
Northwestern University - Chicago, IL (2012 – 2013)
Professional Certificate, Museum Studies
University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh, Scotland (2007- 2011)
Scottish Master of Arts (Honours), History
Dissertation - “A Legacy of Masculinity: the Representation of Victorian Leisure in Scottish Collections”