Received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in educational program evaluation. Participated advanced STEM evaluation training funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) conducted by the Evaluation Center. Previously worked with the North Carolina NSF funded Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program as their Director of Research and Evaluation; the AGEP program seeks to increase the numbers of underrepresented minorities entering and completing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate education and postdoctoral training. Graduate research appointment was as the evaluator of the Research Education Support Program, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program designed to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities pursing graduate education in the Biomedical Sciences. Currently a half-time employee at North Carolina State University working on an NSF funded evaluation of the university’s STEM focused- elementary education program.