As a Science Educator/Research Scientist at BSCS Science Learning, I work in collaboration with educators, administrators, students, and scholars to 1) co-design and facilitate professional development for K-16 science educators, 2) lead the co-design and development of science curriculum across platforms, and 3) study the teaching and learning of science. I am co-chair of the BSCS Equity and Social Justice Initiative, and all of my work is focused on equitable, justice-oriented science instruction that centers the voices of Black, Indigenous, and Latinx students and educators, as well as students and educators across the spectra of gender and sexuality, particularly in physics, astronomy, and Earth science.
I live in Colorado Springs, CO, a state made up of lands tied to 48 contemporary tribal nations. My house sits on the traditional territories of the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), the Jicarilla Apache, and the Cheyenne Nations. My life and work are made possible only because of the historical colonization, dispossession, and forced removal of Indigenous Peoples.