I am the Associate Director of CITRAL, where I help to coordinate Center activities and facilitate professional development for TAs and related to data literacy. I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of California Santa Barbara. In Political Science, my research focuses on social and political attitudes of ethnic minority university students in Latvia and Kazakhstan. In addition to my work in comparative politics, I have worked with departments and programs on assessment and implementation of programs that help students develop efficient and effective study skills. I am the project director for UCSB’s ECoach project, where I work with faculty members and students across the university to contribute to the development of successful learning behaviors of undergraduate students in large gateway courses.
Throughout my time at UCSB, I have participated in development of program assessment for graduate and undergraduate programs. My work with the undergraduate assessment program has extended to my research on student learning. I am the co-author of “When are we ever going to have to use this?” Discussing Programmatic Learning Outcomes in the Classroom,” which has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Political Science Education.
In my free time I spend my days either wandering through art museums or chasing after my dog on the beach.