I am Associate Director of Global Initiatives of the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder. Until late 2021, I managed the Inter-American Teacher Education Network, a $2.5M project of the Organization of American States to network Ministries of Education and education leaders to improve the quality of STEM teaching in the Americas. Previously, I served as the K-12 Program Manager at the American Association of Physics Teachers. In this capacity, I managed collaborative grants valued at $8.5M total from NASA, NSF, and private foundations. In my free time, I work with my husband to develop Vieyra Software mobile sensor apps for science education, used by 2M+ individuals worldwide.
Previously, I served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow placed at NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for the 2014-2015 year, and was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.
As a prior high school physics teacher, I have a wide variety of interests in the high school classroom as well as in working with pre-service and in-service teachers across the nation and internationally.
Please feel free to keep abreast of my activities in Washington, DC by reading my blog on Medium.
Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, 2014-2015
Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, 2013
National Board Certified AYA/Science - Physics (2011-2021)