As a researcher and evaluator, my goal is to use social science theories and mixed-methods, primarily from anthropology and sociology. to further our understanding of the experiences of women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups encounter in K-12 STEM education, STEM higher education, the STEM workplace, and the medical sciences. I collaborate with colleagues from the disciplines of medicine, engineering, education, and sociology to write competitive grant proposals for submission to federal, state, and private agencies/organizations.