Designing for Diverse Learners
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Greses Pérez-Jöhnk is an engineer and educator pursuing her Ph.D. in Science Education and Learning Sciences and Technology Design at Stanford University. Her research interests include science and engineering education, emerging technologies, and bilingualism. In addition to her ongoing work on culturally relevant VR science teaching, Greses seeks to understand issues of diversity and inclusion in engineering. Specifically, she investigates how language influences who engages in the technical fields. She was recently awarded the Stanford DARE fellowship. Globally, she is part of the Galapagos research-practice partnership that seeks to improve the teaching of science for underserved communities through education for sustainability. Before coming to Stanford, she was a bilingual educator at Plano ISD. In Plano, she served in the Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee and the Elementary Curriculum Design team. Prior to starting her career in education, Greses was a project manager for engineering programs funded by the European nonprofits in the Caribbean. She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Santo Domingo Technological Institute, a M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, and a M.Ed. in School Leadership from Southern Methodist University.