My research focuses on fostering equity, authentic physics practices, and cultural change within physics departments.
I am a co-founder of the Access Network, an NSF funded research-practice community dedicated to fostering community and supporting diversity efforts in undergraduate physical science programs.
Before coming to SJSU, I was a Research Associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Center for STEM Learning. I received my Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park Campus. My dissertation research focused on developing inclusive learning spaces which support community building and reflection, and studying identity development within these spaces. I graduated in 2012 from the University of California, Berkeley (go Bears!) with a degree in Physics.