University of Washington
Veronica Cassone McGowan is a research scientist and instructor at the University of Washington Bothell. Veronica comes to the Goodlad Institute with a broad background in social, ecological and technical sciences. She received her doctorate in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the University of Washington Seattle where she worked as a graduate researcher for the Institute for Math and Science Education and the LIFE Center. Her research focuses on broadening participation in STEM fields, particularly K-12 engineering and computational modeling, with a focus on connecting learning across settings in ways that incorporate learners’ everyday interests, identities and community knowledges as foundations for sociotechnical learning. Prior to her doctoral work, Veronica received her Master’s in Biological Sciences and was a field ecologist as well as a middle school science teacher.