Certificate, Archaeology. Norwalk Community College, Norwalk CT

AB magna cum laude, Biology, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, Cambridge MA

PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK

Areas of research interest

My research areas span queer and feminist science studies; public engagement with science; global ethics and equity issues in applied biotechnologies; deliberative and critical race STEM pedagogies; participatory and qualitative methodologies, and feminist DIY laboratory science. I am trained as a Drosophila (fruit fly) molecular geneticist, with expertise in feminist, queer and critical race approaches to STEM.

Pedagogically, I have developed a model of Deliberative Pedagogy to reshape student learning in undergraduate science courses around feminist and inclusive principles that integrate science with civic engagement in an interdisciplinary active learning context. I have taught a wide range of courses in the areas of introductory biology for non-majors; feminist theory; race, gender & food justice; genes & society; gender, science and social context; and nanotechnology, society and sustainability, as well as graduate ethics training for research.