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 projectis to figure out how to make STEM more equitable for all by thinking deeply about the experiences of LGBTQ+ folks.
My major guiding questions for this project:
1. How equitable are the classrooms and spaces of university STEM education for LGBTQ+ people?
2. How can university STEM spaces be made queerer and more equitable?
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.