PI: Dr. Monique Ross
Brief research interest: I am interested in improving women’s retention and persistence in computer science by exploring the differences in epistemological identities that exist between computing faculty and minoritized female computing students. Specifically, my interests are in understanding the relationship between epistemological identities, pedagogical practices, and computing identity. I am passionate about improving diversity and equity in computer science by conducting research that promotes inclusive learning environments.
What this award means to me: I am so thrilled and honored to receive the NSF GRFP fellowship. I could not have done it without the support of my advisor and my education community. Having this fellowship will provide me with additional support to research my passions, including shifting the paradigm in computing towards inclusion and diversity through inclusive pedagogical practices. Having this fellowship will provide me with future research and professional development opportunities to further my career in computer science education research, and I am so excited to continue my work in this space.