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As Associate Director for Science and Engineering at the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM), Christina guides Houston area high school teachers to explore both science and engineering concepts and how they can be taught using inquiry & project-based methods. Christina also works with the NEWT Center and leads their Nanotechnology Environmental Engineering for Teachers (NEET) and NEWT Research Experience for Teachers (RET) programs.

As the Chair of the Pre-College Commission for Diversity Equity & Inclusion - American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Christina works to educate K-12 teachers on essential issues, policies, and practices for promoting inclusive mindsets and behaviors. Christina believes the world and the humans that live in it are only truly valued when individuals come together to share unique, diverse and sometimes opposing perspectives. The celebration of diversity and the inclusion of all ideas creates a critical consciousness of the world today and paves the way for a sustainable and prosperous future.

She currently has a B.S. in Biology from Texas A & M - Corpus Christi, M.S.Ed from the University of Houston, and is a Ph.D. student at the University of Houston studying Urban Education.

Research Areas

Universal Design for Learning, Microaggressions & Women in Engineering, Black Feminist Theory


M.S. Education, University of Houston

B.S. Biology, Texas A & M University


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