I earned my PhD in Learning Sciences & Human Development combined with Cognitive Science from the University of Colorado Boulder. Drawing on sociocultural perspectives and methodologies from design-based research, I explore how to improve the design and implementation of innovations--notably curricular materials and learning technologies--that can support all K-12 students and teachers in having meaningful and empowering STEM learning experiences. Specifically, my research focuses on developing novel design practices and digital tools and examining how they can productively organize the diverse forms of expertise found within research-practice partnerships and lead to more inclusive and agile collaborative design spaces. Additionally, my research focuses on how to support the implementation of innovations, with the aim of deriving needed principles for how to sustain innovations over time and bring them to scale across large education systems. Prior to engaging in education research, I taught science at the secondary school level for six years.