CV

Education:

Ph.D. (Physics Education Research specialization), University of Pittsburgh, 2021
M.S. (Physics), University of Pittsburgh, 2019
M.A. (Educational Sciences, with distinction), University of Latvia, 2017
M.Ed. (Curriculum and Instruction), Montana State University, 2011
B.Sc. (Astrophysics, Mathematics), Saint Mary's University (Canada), 2006

Professional Experience:

Teaching Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, 2021-present
Teacher Scholar, Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center, 2018-2021
Graduate Student Researcher and Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, 2017-2021
Teacher, International School of Latvia, 2011-2017
Vice Principal (English), The 'Hobby' School of Ulaanbaatar, 2009-2011
Teacher, The 'Hobby' School of Ulaanbaatar, 2007-2011

Honors:

AAPT Meme Contest Champion, 2021
Peter Koehler Doctoral Fellowship, 2020-21
Garfunkel Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2019
Thomas Lain Scholarship Award, 2018
Atzinības Raksts (certificate of distinction) from the University of Latvia, 2017
Juukh Bichig (special citation) from the city of Ulaanbaatar, 2010
Arga Zuil Bagsh (pedagogical advisor) from Ulaanabaatar Education Department, 2009