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Research Interests and More About Me

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I am a PhD Candidate at Penn State University in the Science Education department, working on the Science 20/20 Project under Dr. Carla Zembal-Saul and am co-advised by Dr. Uju Anya.

Research Interests:
I am interested in looking at how white, monolingual teachers’ engagement with new immigrant, emergent bilingual (EB) families influence how they perceive and interact with students and families from these backgrounds. Specifically, I want to co-investigate family - school - university interactions through collaborative ethnography, with a focus on how our respective perspectives and practices change over time when engaging in science. I am interested in better understanding the nuances between engagement that changes versus reinforces negative stereotypes and deficit perspectives around new immigrant populations. 

About Me:

My interests in science education began during my junior year as an English Literature major at Northeastern University. After falling in love with geology through a …