I am a Ph.D. student in the University of Arizona's School of Geography & Development. My ongoing graduate research project examines and addresses equity in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines at the university level. Although I focus on the experiences of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer and questioning, and more) people, the goal of the project is to rethink STEM education by thinking deeply about the experiences of LGBTQ+ folks.
My major guiding questions for this project:
1. How do university STEM spaces create LGBTQ+ experiences?
2. What makes LGBTQ+ people comfortable in university STEM?
My work is very interdisciplinary, and I draw on theories from education, geography, complexity theory, queer theory, and more in my research.
You can also check out my profile on the SGD website.