I’m a post-doctoral researcher in the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh.

My main line of research examines attitudinal and environmental factors during the transition to college that influence retention in STEM career pathways for underrepresented students. Currently, I am working on a project looking  at the factors influencing gendered attrition in the pre-med course sequence.

I am also interested in studying teachers’ instructional goals in formal and informal learning environments, and how these may differently influence students’ motivation and ability to transfer knowledge.

I earned my Ph.D. in Education Learning Sciences and Policy (LSAP) from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining LSAP, I taught mathematics, coached soccer, and mentored a FIRST Robotics team at a high school in Detroit.