My educational background includes both formal and informal environments: tour guide in the Clore Outdoor Science Museum, program director of the 'Young Active Science' program for at-risk students at the Davidson Institute for Science Education, and middle school science and biology teacher. My academic background includes B.Sc. in animal science at the Agriculture Faculty of the Hebrew University and M.Sc. in cancer research at the Department of Cell Research and Immunology in Tel Aviv University. I received my Ph.D. in science education from the Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science, where I have also received a teaching certificate for high school biology. Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher at CREATE for STEM Institute in Michigan State University, working on several projects for promoting students' modeling practice, energy understanding and engagement in science classrooms.