CAMPOS Faculty Scholar Spotlight
Assistant Professor of Elementary Science Education. Dr. Patterson studies the challenges facing those in the field of science education to reframe science learning in terms of diversity and access.
The mission of CAMPOS is important to me. As a former science teacher of racially and linguistically diverse learners, I watched many of my students struggle to navigate the institutional oppression inherent in schools and science. The goals of the program to improve the participation of women of color in STEM fields align with my research, which looks at how to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minority populations in the sciences at elementary and secondary schools. I am excited to partner with other women of color to receive mentoring at this crucial juncture in my career, and to lend my expertise to the work of the ADVANCE and CAMPOS programs.