University of Washington
I am a PhD candidate in Learning Sciences and Human Development. I completed my Master’s in Education at the UW in 2012, with a certificate in Education for Environment and Community from IslandWood in 2011. I have been an educator in both formal and informal learning settings as a naturalist and field instructor. I have also directed and designed environmental education and outdoor-based STEAM learning programs here in Seattle. My research focuses on how people learn about science when they are outside. More specifically, I am interested in how youth, adults, and families understand and actively make sense of complex ecological phenomena, and the social and cultural influences on this sense making.