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I am the K-12 Program Manager at the American Association of Physics Teachers. In this capacity, I manage over $8.5M in grants from NASA, NSF, and private foundations on projects associated with science teacher leadership, computational modeling in physics, and astronomy education research. In my free time, I work with my husband to develop Vieyra Software mobile sensor apps for science education.

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