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I am 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.